Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers

Sort mail for delivery. Deliver mail on established route by vehicle or on foot.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
324,990 0.0 % $24.16 $50,250 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.51 $22.17 $25.90 $26.26 $26.82
Annual Wage (2) $38,490 $46,110 $53,860 $54,610 $55,790


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 324,990 48.24 $24.16 $50,250

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 324,990 48.24 $24.16 $50,250

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 324,990 48.24 $24.16 $50,250


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 34,920 2.49 0.98 $25.09 $52,190
New York 21,980 2.63 1.03 $24.63 $51,230
Texas 21,810 2.16 0.85 $24.28 $50,510
Florida 18,660 2.63 1.03 $24.29 $50,520
Illinois 15,660 2.83 1.11 $24.40 $50,750




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Michigan 12,380 3.30 1.29 $24.06 $50,040
Rhode Island 1,300 2.90 1.14 $24.73 $51,440
New Jersey 10,920 2.90 1.13 $24.85 $51,680
Connecticut 4,620 2.89 1.13 $24.80 $51,570
Missouri 7,470 2.89 1.13 $23.52 $48,930




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 970 1.52 0.60 $25.35 $52,720
Alaska 420 1.35 0.53 $25.30 $52,620
Hawaii 1,070 1.87 0.73 $25.25 $52,510
California 34,920 2.49 0.98 $25.09 $52,190
Massachusetts 8,580 2.75 1.08 $24.94 $51,870

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 12,540 2.52 0.98 $25.19 $52,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,360 2.45 0.96 $25.57 $53,180
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 9,160 2.59 1.01 $25.06 $52,130
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,340 2.14 0.84 $24.71 $51,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,230 2.38 0.93 $23.97 $49,860
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,800 2.10 0.82 $24.37 $50,680
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,750 2.63 1.03 $25.06 $52,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,200 2.53 0.99 $25.29 $52,590
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,040 2.02 0.79 $24.54 $51,050
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 3,920 3.25 1.27 $25.06 $52,120




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Palm Coast, FL 100 5.90 2.31 $22.51 $46,820
Madera, CA 180 4.77 1.87 $24.74 $51,450
Monroe, MI 160 4.40 1.72 $23.13 $48,100
Punta Gorda, FL 170 4.26 1.67 $23.26 $48,380
Danville, IL 120 4.24 1.66 $23.83 $49,570
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 190 4.22 1.65 $23.40 $48,670
Anderson, IN 150 4.10 1.60 $24.13 $50,190
Ocala, FL 360 4.06 1.59 $22.63 $47,070
Flint, MI 510 4.04 1.58 $24.05 $50,020
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 190 3.90 1.53 $24.66 $51,290