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Occupational Employment Statistics


43-5021 Couriers and Messengers

Pick up and deliver messages, documents, packages, and other items between offices or departments within an establishment or directly to other business concerns, traveling by foot, bicycle, motorcycle, automobile, or public conveyance. Excludes "Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers" (53-3033).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 8014$18.97/hr$14.93/hr$15.35/hr$18.84/hr$20.77/hr$24.09/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities430$16.60/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services250$18.04/hr
Education and Health Services300$18.84/hr
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Minnesota 20$16.94/hr-16.4%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 20$16.94/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 20$16.95/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 30$15.28/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$15.27/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$17.51/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 30$17.95/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 40$15.48/hr-16.5%
Southwest Minnesota 50$15.27/hr-0.7%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 50$18.58/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 60$19.15/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 80$18.84/hr-3.4%
Southeast Minnesota 100$18.31/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 680$18.01/hr-5.8%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 690$18.01/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,010$18.01/hr-5.7%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Parking Attendants 1,400$14.92/hr5.5%
Light Truck Drivers 17,800$24.20/hr6.3%
Driver/Sales Workers 9,120$14.79/hr14.1%

  • Open, sort, and distribute incoming mail.
  • Load vehicles with listed goods, ensuring goods are loaded correctly and taking precautions with hazardous goods.
  • Collect, seal, and stamp outgoing mail, using postage meters and envelope sealers.
  • Deliver messages and items, such as newspapers, documents, and packages, between establishment departments and to other establishments and private homes.
  • Walk, ride bicycles, drive vehicles, or use public conveyances to reach destinations to deliver messages or materials.
  • Collect, seal, and stamp outgoing mail, using postage meters and envelope sealers.
  • Obtain signatures and payments, or arrange for recipients to make payments.
  • Perform general office or clerical work, such as filing materials, operating duplicating machines, or running errands.
  • Sort items to be delivered according to the delivery route.
  • Use telephone to deliver verbal messages.