Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 402$14.77/hr$11.45/hr$12.62/hr$14.59/hr$17.08/hr$18.73/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ConstructionN/A$15.23/hr
Manufacturing10$17.01/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities330$14.74/hr
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services50$17.10/hr
Education and Health Services220$17.43/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Northeast Minnesota N/A$20.23/hr-4.5%
Duluth MN-WI MSA N/AN/AN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$13.37/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Minnesota 10$16.08/hr12.7%
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 10N/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 10$16.69/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 20$19.78/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 20$14.47/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$16.30/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 40$14.59/hr9.9%
Northwest Balance of State 40$14.59/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 50$16.94/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 70$16.22/hr3.0%
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 70$11.30/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 470$16.03/hr5.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 520$16.04/hrN/A
Minnesota 660$16.21/hr7.3%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Driver/Sales Workers 11,020$12.20/hr-6.3%
Parking Attendants 2,390$12.95/hr-0.9%
Light Truck Drivers 15,680$18.75/hr5.6%


  • Load vehicles with listed goods, ensuring goods are loaded correctly and taking precautions with hazardous goods.
  • 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.
  • Obtain signatures and payments, or arrange for recipients to make payments.
  • Sort items to be delivered according to the delivery route.
  • Plan and follow the most efficient routes for delivering goods.
  • Unload and sort items collected along delivery routes.
  • Record information, such as items received and delivered and recipients' responses to messages.
  • Plan and follow the most efficient routes for delivering goods.
  • Record information, such as items received and delivered and recipients' responses to messages.