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Working As A Courier

  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Stressful

  • $35,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Courier Do At Fedex

* Provides efficient and safe delivery and pick-up of packages and documents, while representing the company in a professional manner
* Operates non-articulated vehicles weighing 10,001 lbs to 25,999 lbs safely and efficiently, complying with all governmental and corporate procedures.
* This position is not responsible for transporting placarded hazardous goods
* Accomplishes accurate and timely selection and inspection of assigned packages and the subsequent reporting of stop counts and missorts
* Seeks additional business from current customers and attempts to gain new business; passes leads to sales department; informs sales department of significant changes in customer use/competitor's actions
* Answers customer questions on FedEx features of service and keeps customers informed about the company and its services
* Ensures that packages conform to FedEx features of service, that proper labeling is provided, and that all paperwork is complete, neat, and accurate
* Determines legality of packages including special requirements for dangerous goods and international shipments; separates packages by service type and destination, in accordance with established procedures
* Scans packages according to prescribed procedures; demonstrates proficiency in features of service and equipment
* Ensures customers have adequate supply of FedEx materials for shipping
* Meets aircraft and transports packages as required for sorting operations
* Loads and unloads aircraft, containers and company vehicles; operates mechanized ramp equipment to load and unload packages

What Does A Courier Do At Iron Mountain

* Our couriers are the public face of Iron Mountain, trusted to transport and handle client materials and engage with clients and co-workers in a friendly and professional manner.
* Couriers are responsible for driving a company vehicle to transport materials from client and Iron Mountain locations; loading and unloading through a variety of mechanisms; using wireless scanning technology; preparing paperwork and performing daily vehicle maintenance to ensure it functions efficiently.
* This position calls for a significant amount of physical strength and stamina
* We pay by the hour, not the mile.
* Communicates in a friendly professional manner with clients and co-workers
* Operates and maintains company CDL vehicle safely and efficiently, whether manual or standard transmission
* Handles all physical requirements for loading, transporting and driving without assistance (details below)
* Executes accurate and timely handling of client delivery requests
* Prepares accurate paperwork and records

What Does A Courier Do At St. John Providence Health System

* Retrieves specimens, supplies, mail, documents and/or other items for transport from pick-up locations and promptly delivers to designated locations.
* Provides routine and urgent transport of items, identifying best routes and urgency of requests.
* Assists with maintenance of supplies and vehicle.
* Prepares and submits all required documentation.
* Medication cart and fax machine delivery, maintenance and repair.
* Quarterly medication room inspections for the contracted group homes and facilities.
* Collection, documentation and/or disposal of creditable or waste medications following all state and federal guidelines and SJPH policies.
* Additional responsibilities as assigned.
* Complete and accurate documentation and collection of all necessary paperwork including signature capture for all medications as per insurance contracts and state and federal rules and regulations

What Does A Courier Do At Ricoh Americas Corporation

* Travels to delivery site on foot or by bicycle, motorcycle, automobile or public conveyance.
* Keeps log of items received and delivered.
* Obtains receipts or payment for articles delivered.
* Services vehicle driven, such as checking fluid levels and replenishing fuel.
* Performs pick-up and delivery of jobs by accurately following a map and/or written instructions.
* Follows RICOH Service Excellence performance requirements.
* Responsible for maintaining compliance with state and company standards by operating a vehicle in a safe and lawful manner and following company guidelines in the event of an accident and/or injury.
* Responds to client requests, ensuring the accuracy of the order taken and delivery of the completed orders in a timely manner.
* Completes all paperwork in a timely, accurate and legible manner.
* Presents professional appearance to clients by dressing in professional attire according to company standards.
* Responsible for vehicle safety by maintaining routine maintenance on all delivery vehicles (oil change, tire rotation, etc.) according to company specifications.
* Meets company attendance standards by reporting to work punctually and working all scheduled hours and any required overtime.
* Performs other duties as assigned

What Does A Courier Do At Vitas Innovative Hospice Care

* Pick up and deliver physician's authorizations, medical records, deliver paperwork, patient care documents and miscellaneous items for each department.
* Geographically strategize a route each morning and afternoon (if necessary) that provides for all pick ups and drop offs requested by patient care and administrative departments.
* Keep a daily courier log of daily itinerary and send copies to Patient Care Secretaries, Admissions Department and Inpatient units each morning.
* File all paperwork pertaining to the courier position in a timely fashion.
* Act as a handyman on occasion.
* Benefits Include
* Competitive compensation
* Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
* Pre-tax healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
* Life insurance
* k) plan with numerous investment options and generous company match
* Cancer and/or critical illness benefit
* Tuition Reimbursement
* Paid Time Off
* Employee Assistance Program
* Legal Insurance
* Affinity Program

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Average Yearly Salary
$35,000
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$30,000
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$35,000
Median 50%
$35,000
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Best Paying Company
NeoGenomics
Highest Paying City
Urban Honolulu, HI
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does a Courier make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Courier in the United States is $35,548 per year or $17 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $30,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $41,000.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Top Skills for A Courier

  1. Delivery Service
  2. Packages Conform
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assisted pharmacists in providing professional prescription delivery services to the patients and staff of various medical facilities and rehabilitation centers.
  • Scanned packages according to prescribed procedures ensuring that packages conform to FedEx features of service that proper labeling was provided.
  • Provided exemplary customer service when dealing with customers by ensuring that each delivery satisfied the expectation of both customer and employer.
  • Coordinated and administered safety procedures at facility, reported potential work hazards to manager to prevent injuries to staff members.
  • Performed courteous and efficient pickup and delivery of time sensitive material efficiently following standard company procedures and safety requirements.

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Top 10 Best States for Couriers

  1. Alaska
  2. Rhode Island
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. Connecticut
  5. North Dakota
  6. New Hampshire
  7. Michigan
  8. Iowa
  9. Wisconsin
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Courier Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 26,810 Courier resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Courier Demographics

Gender

Male

69.6%

Female

26.5%

Unknown

3.8%
Ethnicity

White

62.2%

Hispanic or Latino

16.3%

Black or African American

12.1%

Asian

5.9%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

68.5%

French

7.7%

Portuguese

3.4%

Russian

3.0%

Arabic

2.3%

German

2.0%

Korean

1.6%

Chinese

1.6%

Polish

1.4%

Italian

1.3%

Carrier

1.1%

Mandarin

0.9%

Hebrew

0.9%

Japanese

0.9%

Zulu

0.7%

Greek

0.7%

Swedish

0.5%

Vietnamese

0.5%

Tagalog

0.5%

Turkish

0.4%
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Courier Education

Schools

Arizona State University

7.0%

Miami Dade College

6.3%

Kaplan University

6.3%

Ashford University

6.1%

University of Memphis

5.8%

Houston Community College

5.3%

Strayer University

5.3%

Louisiana State University and A&M College

5.1%

University of South Carolina - Columbia

5.1%

Texas Southern University

4.9%

Georgia State University

4.9%

Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York

4.9%

Prince George's Community College

4.6%

Remington College

4.2%

Northern Illinois University

4.2%

Northern Virginia Community College

4.2%

Ohio State University

4.2%

San Jose State University

4.0%

Saint Louis Community College

3.9%

University of Houston

3.9%
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Majors

Business

25.7%

Criminal Justice

10.2%

General Studies

6.9%

Accounting

5.9%

Psychology

5.4%

Communication

4.5%

Computer Science

4.5%

Liberal Arts

4.2%

Health Care Administration

3.4%

Medical Assisting Services

3.2%

Graphic Design

3.1%

Management

2.9%

Electrical Engineering

2.7%

Nursing

2.6%

Political Science

2.6%

English

2.5%

Biology

2.5%

Education

2.5%

Information Technology

2.4%

Automotive Technology

2.3%
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Degrees

High School Diploma

34.5%

Bachelors

28.6%

Associate

18.8%

Certificate

7.7%

Diploma

6.4%

Masters

2.9%

License

0.7%

Doctorate

0.4%
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