Couriers and Messengers (43-5021)

Occupation 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. Excludes Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers (53-3033).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 276289 4.713 1226
United States 95,000105,900 11.54,600 4,40010,090

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.429.6511.01 13.5817.0820.89
Alaska 16.6012.4313.75 15.8018.4523.48
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 16.7912.2513.73 15.8318.6724.29
Balance of State 15.9412.8513.95 15.7717.8719.14

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
33833 9.834.7 27.9
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation95
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation5
UI claimants previously working in occupation34
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 341
Number of job position postings 14
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 24.4

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training