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Couriers and Messengers

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $16.21
Statewide median: $21.49

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Couriers and Messengers *

Area Low Median High
U S
$12.05 $14.45 $17.79
Minnesota
$13.46 $16.21 $18.82
Central Minnesota
$13.79 $16.22 $18.47
Northeast Minnesota
$15.66 $20.23 $27.52
Northwest Minnesota
$12.62 $14.59 $17.08
Southeast Minnesota
$14.20 $16.08 $17.77
Southwest Minnesota
$15.97 $19.78 $27.59
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$13.28 $16.03 $18.59

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 660 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Couriers and Messengers most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing low growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 1,435 new Couriers and Messengers to meet market demand between 2018-2028. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Couriers and Messengers
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 101,500 104,200 2,700 2.7%
Minnesota 1,472 1,493 21 1.4%
Central Minnesota 178 206 28 15.7%
Northwest Minnesota 128 132 4 3.1%
Southeast Minnesota 81 80 -1 -1.2%
Southwest Minnesota 133 130 -3 -2.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 955 946 -9 -0.9%


Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.