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Courier Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 92,900 Couriers in the United States. The Courier job market is expected to grow by 5.2% between 2014 and 2024.

Courier Employability Rating

D Sokanu rates Couriers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 16,500 Couriers. That number is based on 4,800 additional Couriers, and the retirement of 11,700 existing Couriers.

Demand for Couriers

Demand for couriers is declining slightly, reflecting the widespread use of electronic information handling technologies. E-mail, instant messaging and collaboration systems, and the ability to scan and store documents digitally reduce the need to have couriers deliver documents. The growing acceptance of online signatures, even on financial and legal forms, may further reduce the need for traditional couriers. *On the other hand, parcels; medical and dental specimens and samples; passports, securities, blueprints, and other business documents must be delivered in person, often for verification and/or legal purposes. Invariably, some applicants to this occupation seek short-term or part-time employment. This will likely sustain some openings in the field; however, not enough to counter the losses incurred by electronic couriering.

Supply of Couriers

The Courier industry is concentrated in California, New York, and Texas.

Courier Job Market by State

State name Employed Couriers
California 13,680
New York 6,140
Texas 6,120
Florida 4,050
Pennsylvania 2,720
Puerto Rico 2,710
Illinois 2,490
Massachusetts 2,190
Michigan 2,150
Tennessee 2,070
Georgia 1,990
Wisconsin 1,860
Alabama 1,680
Ohio 1,620
New Jersey 1,600
Louisiana 1,400
North Carolina 1,390
Virginia 1,170
Nevada 1,100
Kentucky 1,080
Oregon 1,060
Colorado 1,050
South Carolina 1,030
Washington 1,010
Indiana 950
Minnesota 950
Missouri 930
Nebraska 880
Maryland 770
Oklahoma 720
Arizona 670
Iowa 630
Mississippi 620
Kansas 600
Connecticut 570
New Mexico 510
Arkansas 500
District of Columbia 500
Utah 450
New Hampshire 420
Idaho 350
Hawaii 350
West Virginia 280
Rhode Island 270
Vermont 260
North Dakota 250
Maine 200
South Dakota 150
Guam 130
Wyoming 90
Virgin Islands 50

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