Couriers & messengers

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Total Workforce

236k

Average Age

42.9

Average Salary

$35,090

Average Male Salary

$37,635

Average Female Salary

$25,412

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Couriers & messengers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Couriers & messengers is the industry that employs the most Couriers & messengers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Couriers & messengers, by average wage, is Periodical, book, & directory publishers. Couriers & messengers are paid most in Sullivan & Ulster (West) Counties PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Taunton City, Mansfield, Norton, Raynam, Dighton & Berkley Towns PUMA, MA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$35,090

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,710

In 2018, Couriers & messengers earned an average of $35,090, $18,799 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Healthcare support workers, all other, including medical equipment preparers make somewhat more than Couriers & messengers while Refuse & recyclable material collectors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Couriers & messengers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.427

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Couriers & messengers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.427, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Couriers & messengers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Couriers & messengers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Couriers & messengers.

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Industries

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Industries by Share

236k

2018 Workforce

± 11,920

8.24%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 6.73%

The number of people employed as Couriers & messengers has been growing at a rate of 8.24%, from 218,112 people in 2017 to 236,088 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Couriers & messengers employed by various industries. Couriers & messengers employs the largest share of Couriers & messengers at  65.4%, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals with 3.52% and Other health care services with 3.38%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Couriers & messengers in the US. The average age of male Couriers & messengers in the workforce is 43.3 and of female Couriers & messengers is 41.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Couriers & messengers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

187k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 10,608

49.2k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 5,443

79.2% of Couriers & messengers are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Couriers & messengers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Couriers & messengers

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

54.5% of Couriers & messengers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.8% of Couriers & messengers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Couriers & messengers.

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Age by Gender

43.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.882

41.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.78

The median age of Couriers & messengers is 42.9, and Male employees are generally 1.82 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Couriers & messengers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Couriers & messengers is Business but a relatively high number of Couriers & messengers hold a major in Theology.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Couriers & messengers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Couriers & messengers need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Time Management, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Couriers & messengers need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Service Orientation, and Time Management.

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