Couriers and Messengers

1.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
88%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-8.2%
by 2030
WAGES
$30,980
or $14.89 hourly
VOLUME
70,700
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 88% (Robots are watching)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Couriers and Messengers' job openings is expected to decline by -8.2% by 2030
'Couriers and Messengers' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Couriers and Messengers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Couriers and Messengers' was $30,980, or $14.89 hourly
'Couriers and Messengers' are paid 26.2% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 70,700 people employed as Couriers and Messengers.
This represents around 0.05% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

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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