Couriers & Messengers Industry · Market Research Report

Couriers & Messengers · Market Size and Industry Forecast

Pell Research's couriers and messengers report analyzes current industry size and predicts future trends. It provides overall industry revenue from 2014 through the present, and predicts industry growth and decline through 2024. Total revenue includes both public and private companies.

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Market Size (Total Revenue)


% Growth Rate
Number of Companies
Total Employees
Average Revenue per Company
Average Employees per Company
Source: U.S. government data.

Industry Revenue ($ Billions)

Couriers & Messengers Industry Revenue
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020

Historical market size and five-year projections show growth trends in industry sales and revenue. This economic model is based on short- and long-term trends. The industry size is determined by total revenue generated within the industry from all products and services sold. Growth and decline in the industry shows total opportunity for companies. The couriers & messengers research report reveals both the historical trends and five-year forecast, calculated by Pell Research's econometric models. Market share, measured in billions of dollars, includes both public and private companies. Use this information to identify industry trends and predict future growth patterns.

Couriers & Messengers · Geographic Breakdown by State

Market size by state is used to evaluate local opportunity and measure the number of companies located in the region. Each state's growth rate is affected by regional economic conditions. Use data by state to pinpoint profitable and nonprofitable locations for couriers & messengers companies in the U.S.

Couriers & Messengers Revenue by State

Market Share by State

Couriers & Messengers · Distribution by Company Size

Company Size All Industries Couriers & Messengers
Small Business (< 5 employees)


Small Business (5-20)
Midsized Business (20-100)
Large Business (100-500)
Enterprise (> 500)

Couriers & Messengers · Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Pell Research analyzes financial statements to determine the industry average forces:
The report includes a traditional income statement from an "average" company (both public and private companies included).

Industry Average Percent of Sales
Total Revenue


Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)
Gross Profit
Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit

Average Income Statement

Average Income Statement

Cost of Goods Sold

Salaries, Wages, and Benefits



Depreciation and Amortization

Officer Compensation

Net Income

Couriers & Messengers · Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratios allow you to compare how a business is performing against its peers.

Financial RatioIndustry Average
Profitability Ratios


Profit Margin
Liquidity Ratios
Current Ratio
Quick Ratio
Activity Ratios
Average Collection Period
Asset Turnover Ratio
Receivables Turnover Ratio
Inventory Conversion Ratio

Couriers & Messengers · Product Mix

Product Description Description Revenue
($ Millions)
Industry total


Transportation of documents and parcels
Domestic, scheduled mail transportation by air
International, scheduled mail transportation by air
Local trans and delivery of small purchased or serviced items
Domestic, scheduled freight transportation by air
International, scheduled freight transportation by air
Other products
Trans box & pallet gd, no clim-ctrl, except intrmd tnk cont, rd, ltl
Warehousing services

Couriers & Messengers · Compensation and Salary Surveys

TitlePercent of Workforce Bottom Quartile Average (Median) Salary Upper Quartile
Management Occupations 1%


Chief Executives 0%
General and Operations Managers 1%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 7%
Couriers and Messengers 16%
Couriers and Messengers 16%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 84%
Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers 5%
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 5%
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 5%
Motor Vehicle Operators 35%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 35%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 5%
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30%
Material Moving Workers 42%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 8%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 8%

Couriers & Messengers · Government Contracts

In 2008, the federal government spent a total of $235,700,386 on the couriers & messengers industry. It has awarded 5,996 contracts to 235 companies, with an average value of $1,002,980 per company.

Couriers & Messengers and Adjacent Industries · Top Companies

Company Address Revenue
($ Millions)


Couriers & Messengers Industry Report
Geography United States  
Publication Date May 2019
Report Format PDF Download  
Price $999.99

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