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 5015$17.56/hr$11.01/hr$12.26/hr$14.94/hr$19.54/hr$30.01/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
ConstructionN/A$14.41/hr
ManufacturingN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities390$11.84/hr
Financial Activities10$14.60/hr
Professional and Business Services50$16.15/hr
Education and Health Services250$16.85/hr
Public AdministrationN/AN/A
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/A$16.90/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 10$15.32/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 20$15.08/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 20$18.04/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 30$16.07/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 40$16.13/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 40$14.94/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 40$15.86/hr-4.5%
Northwest Minnesota 50$14.94/hr9.9%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$13.50/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 90$15.96/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 110$10.18/hrN/A
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 550$12.95/hr5.7%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 620$13.21/hrN/A
Minnesota 750$14.04/hr7.3%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Driver/Sales Workers 10,180$11.84/hr-6.3%
Parking Lot Attendants 2,010$12.46/hr-0.9%
Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 16,070$18.68/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.