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Couriers and Messengers
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or $15.89 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness (44)
Assisting and Caring for Others (40)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (21)
not very important
How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Couriers and Messengers' job openings is expected to decline by -0.3% by 2031
'Couriers and Messengers' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Couriers and Messengers' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Couriers and Messengers' was $33,050, or $15.89 hourly
'Couriers and Messengers' are paid 27.8% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as couriers and messengers?
As of 2021 there were 68,310 people employed as Couriers and Messengers within the United States.
This represents around 0.05% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as 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.
SOC Code: 43-5021.00
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