May 2006 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 491000 - Postal Service


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 491000 - Postal Service.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

NAICS Industry 491000 - Postal Service is part of: Sectors 48 and 49 - Transportation and Warehousing.

NAICS 491000 - Postal Service consists of:

  • NAICS 491100 - Postal Service

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NAICS 491000 - Postal Service

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 791,120 100.00% $21.67 $21.64 $45,010 0.3 %
 
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 29,520 3.73% $27.67 $28.45 $59,190 0.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 380 0.05% $54.19 $54.11 $112,550 0.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 180 0.02% $45.58 $47.24 $98,260 0.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 180 0.02% $34.32 $35.56 $73,970 0.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 460 0.06% $37.49 $38.68 $80,460 0.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 40 0.01% $62.29 $61.56 $128,050 2.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 230 0.03% $45.29 $46.19 $96,070 0.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 0.01% $64.51 $62.64 $130,290 2.4 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 0.01% $53.13 $52.95 $110,130 1.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,060 0.13% $38.20 $38.88 $80,870 0.4 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 26,580 3.36% $26.82 $26.74 $55,630 0.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 230 0.03% $40.30 $43.52 $90,520 1.0 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 12,180 1.54% $31.40 $31.65 $65,830 0.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 790 0.10% $31.53 $31.24 $64,980 0.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 2,040 0.26% $35.32 $34.63 $72,020 0.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 0.01% $39.06 $38.69 $80,470 1.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 520 0.07% $30.16 $30.83 $64,120 0.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 790 0.10% $22.69 $24.93 $51,860 0.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 2,210 0.28% $30.11 $30.53 $63,500 0.4 %
13-1081 Logisticians 590 0.07% $29.18 $29.96 $62,310 0.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,020 0.13% $34.78 $34.73 $72,250 0.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 2,930 0.37% $30.23 $30.41 $63,250 0.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 670 0.08% $32.14 $33.31 $69,280 0.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 80 0.01% $41.93 $40.61 $84,460 1.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 210 0.03% $35.49 $35.42 $73,670 0.7 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 220 0.03% $34.40 $34.29 $71,330 0.6 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 3,000 0.38% $32.79 $33.61 $69,910 0.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 70 0.01% $39.56 $38.81 $80,720 1.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 80 0.01% $25.44 $26.62 $55,380 2.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 510 0.06% $34.80 $35.03 $72,870 1.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 410 0.05% $28.14 $28.71 $59,710 0.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 0.02% $31.54 $33.34 $69,340 0.8 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 500 0.06% $34.90 $34.72 $72,210 0.5 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 340 0.04% $37.84 $36.76 $76,460 1.2 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 780 0.10% $33.86 $34.09 $70,900 1.1 %
15-2041 Statisticians 190 0.02% $29.34 $30.48 $63,410 0.7 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 8,060 1.02% $27.71 $27.64 $57,490 0.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 140 0.02% $37.37 $37.79 $78,610 1.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 70 0.01% $34.38 $34.44 $71,620 1.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 180 0.02% $34.60 $34.61 $72,000 0.7 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 0.01% $38.01 $38.07 $79,190 2.0 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 50 0.01% $43.22 $41.32 $85,950 2.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 7,540 0.95% $27.52 $27.04 $56,240 0.3 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 360 0.05% $37.77 $37.58 $78,170 1.7 %
19-3011 Economists 40 0.01% $43.63 $42.78 $88,980 2.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 180 0.02% $39.01 $38.37 $79,810 2.3 %
19-3099 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 80 0.01% $34.24 $33.57 $69,820 0.8 %
 
Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 390 0.05% $47.62 $47.03 $97,810 0.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 310 0.04% $51.61 $51.71 $107,560 1.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 80 0.01% $28.34 $28.13 $58,500 1.1 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 150 0.02% $35.19 $34.55 $71,870 1.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 0.01% $37.54 $36.94 $76,830 1.3 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 600 0.08% $27.91 $28.65 $59,590 0.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 200 0.03% $26.46 $26.34 $54,780 0.6 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 380 0.05% $28.33 $28.52 $59,320 0.5 %
 
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,600 0.20% $23.76 $28.43 $59,140 0.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 200 0.03% $30.27 $33.86 $70,440 1.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 130 0.02% $21.88 $21.65 $45,030 0.7 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 440 0.06% $36.98 $38.80 $80,710 0.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 720 0.09% $21.86 $21.62 $44,970 1.9 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 100 0.01% $29.05 $29.35 $61,050 1.1 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 16,730 2.11% $21.11 $20.46 $42,550 0.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 16,150 2.04% $21.02 $20.29 $42,200 0.4 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 570 0.07% $25.93 $25.35 $52,740 0.4 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 14,070 1.78% $28.28 $28.46 $59,200 0.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 13,440 1.70% $28.19 $28.26 $58,790 0.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 30 (7) $41.70 $40.79 $84,850 1.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 610 0.08% $32.20 $32.23 $67,030 0.4 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 665,920 84.17% $21.30 $20.68 $43,010 0.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 4,410 0.56% $31.09 $30.34 $63,100 0.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 990 0.13% $23.14 $23.56 $49,000 1.3 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 430 0.05% $21.88 $21.65 $45,030 0.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 80 0.01% $23.24 $23.63 $49,140 0.9 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 390 0.05% $27.19 $26.83 $55,810 1.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 0.01% $21.99 $21.90 $45,550 1.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 320 0.04% $21.86 $21.62 $44,970 0.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 680 0.09% $21.88 $21.66 $45,050 0.6 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 130 0.02% $27.61 $27.24 $56,660 0.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 640 0.08% $21.84 $21.56 $44,850 0.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 30 (7) $21.88 $21.65 $45,030 2.0 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 81,550 10.31% $21.55 $21.15 $43,990 0.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 346,990 43.86% $21.32 $21.03 $43,750 0.3 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 203,030 25.66% $21.10 $19.75 $41,080 0.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 6,760 0.85% $21.84 $21.59 $44,910 0.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,920 0.24% $21.96 $21.95 $45,650 0.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3,010 0.38% $21.86 $21.62 $44,970 1.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 60 0.01% $22.15 $22.35 $46,480 1.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,120 0.14% $22.26 $22.40 $46,600 0.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 1,680 0.21% $21.92 $21.79 $45,310 0.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 7,640 0.97% $14.25 $15.01 $31,210 1.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 150 0.02% $21.88 $21.65 $45,030 0.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,470 0.44% $21.90 $21.72 $45,170 0.5 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 290 0.04% $26.75 $25.38 $52,780 0.4 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 380 0.05% $21.83 $21.58 $44,880 1.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 80 0.01% $21.84 $21.59 $44,920 1.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 130 0.02% $21.81 $21.55 $44,820 1.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 120 0.02% $21.85 $21.61 $44,950 1.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 30 (7) $21.88 $21.65 $45,030 2.2 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 20,910 2.64% $23.94 $24.63 $51,220 0.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 3,190 0.40% $30.11 $30.89 $64,250 0.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 670 0.08% $21.87 $21.64 $45,020 0.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 230 0.03% $27.12 $26.49 $55,110 0.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 3,740 0.47% $22.20 $22.29 $46,350 0.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 30 (7) $21.79 $21.51 $44,740 1.3 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 2,340 0.30% $26.53 $25.85 $53,770 0.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 40 0.01% $21.88 $21.65 $45,030 1.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 10,230 1.29% $23.10 $23.41 $48,690 0.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 420 0.05% $22.94 $24.95 $51,900 0.5 %
 
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 780 0.10% $22.52 $23.68 $49,250 0.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 510 0.06% $22.26 $22.87 $47,570 0.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 80 0.01% $21.77 $21.47 $44,650 1.4 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 110 0.01% $32.08 $30.62 $63,690 1.1 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 0.01% $21.88 $21.65 $45,030 1.6 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 16,450 2.08% $23.94 $25.24 $52,500 0.3 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 40 0.01% $36.70 $36.62 $76,170 1.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 7,330 0.93% $29.61 $30.05 $62,500 0.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 5,780 0.73% $21.70 $21.38 $44,480 0.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 2,880 0.36% $21.55 $21.15 $43,990 0.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 30 (7) $21.79 $21.51 $44,740 (8)
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 190 0.02% $21.80 $21.53 $44,780 0.8 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 150 0.02% $21.13 $20.27 $42,170 1.3 %

About May 2006 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors. Data are being corrected and revised wage estimates will be posted as soon as possible.




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Last Modified Date: September 26, 2008