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)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 328355 8.23 47
United States 92,90097,700 5.2480 1,1701,650

Job outlook

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

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.399.2610.74 13.5417.2121.37
Alaska 13.679.779.83 13.0916.1718.79
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 13.239.779.81 12.0915.3519.12
Balance of State 15.2812.6313.62 15.3217.2418.39

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
34926 7.438.0 30.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation108
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation9
UI claimants previously working in occupation26
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 304
Number of job position postings 48
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.3

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