Couriers and Messengers


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Couriers and Messengers

Couriers and Messengers - Wages & Trends

Wages vary by region of the country and the worker's level of responsibility.

Couriers and messengers who work full time usually receive benefits. Common benefits include sick leave, paid vacation, and health insurance. Self-employed couriers and messengers must provide their own insurance.

Couriers and messengers (SOC 43-5021)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $11.91 $13.90 $16.65
Yearly $24,778 $28,918 $34,629
    Champaign Area Hourly $9.57 $12.72 $16.78
Yearly $19,908 $26,468 $34,896
    Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area Hourly $10.55 $11.42 $12.28
Yearly $21,953 $23,754 $25,548
    Cook County Hourly $12.13 $14.06 $17.03
Yearly $25,237 $29,254 $35,421
    Decatur Area Hourly $11.15 $12.68 $14.68
Yearly $23,198 $26,382 $30,534
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly $10.93 $12.36 $16.31
Yearly $22,729 $25,701 $33,920
    Du Page County Hourly $12.78 $14.34 $16.54
Yearly $26,575 $29,826 $34,394
    Edwardsville Area Hourly $11.23 $12.38 $17.22
Yearly $23,367 $25,747 $35,827
    Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area Hourly $12.43 $13.81 $15.34
Yearly $25,849 $28,733 $31,901
    Lake County Hourly $11.64 $15.19 $17.68
Yearly $24,220 $31,597 $36,765
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $11.42 $13.50 $15.25
Yearly $23,744 $28,089 $31,725
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $11.76 $14.15 $18.14
Yearly $24,454 $29,436 $37,732
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $12.43 $13.72 $15.05
Yearly $25,852 $28,544 $31,312
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $13.03 $14.17 $15.35
Yearly $27,093 $29,482 $31,936
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $10.89 $12.56 $14.68
Yearly $22,655 $26,125 $30,539
    Rockford Area Hourly $14.28 $16.76 $18.76
Yearly $29,708 $34,857 $39,015
    Springfield Area Hourly $11.23 $14.06 $18.35
Yearly $23,366 $29,245 $38,174
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $11.51 $13.88 $16.58
Yearly $23,948 $28,869 $34,490
    Will County Hourly $12.70 $13.67 $14.64
Yearly $26,422 $28,437 $30,453
United States Hourly $12.55 $14.89 $18.28
Yearly $26,110 $30,980 $38,020

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.