Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

43-5051 Postal Service Clerks

Perform any combination of tasks in a post office, such as receive letters and parcels; sell postage and revenue stamps, postal cards, and stamped envelopes; fill out and sell money orders; place mail in pigeon holes of mail rack or in bags; and examine mail for correct postage.


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)
65,040 0.2 % $25.41 $52,860 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $23.87 $25.52 $25.53 $26.09 $26.56
Annual Wage (2) $49,640 $53,090 $53,100 $54,260 $55,230


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 64,710 9.98 $25.48 $53,000

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 64,710 9.98 $25.48 $53,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 64,710 9.98 $25.48 $53,000


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 7,340 0.52 1.03 $25.36 $52,740
New York 5,240 0.62 1.23 $25.51 $53,060
Texas 3,780 0.37 0.72 $25.56 $53,170
Florida 3,650 0.51 1.01 $25.52 $53,070
Pennsylvania 3,130 0.56 1.11 $25.60 $53,250




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)
Vermont 270 0.91 1.80 $25.24 $52,500
New Hampshire 460 0.76 1.51 $25.52 $53,080
Maine 440 0.76 1.50 $25.35 $52,720
Hawaii 440 0.76 1.49 $25.23 $52,470
Alaska 230 0.72 1.43 $25.38 $52,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Georgia 1,930 0.51 1.01 $25.72 $53,490
Rhode Island 280 0.61 1.20 $25.68 $53,420
Iowa 630 0.43 0.85 $25.69 $53,420
Illinois 2,660 0.48 0.94 $25.65 $53,350
Ohio 2,160 0.43 0.85 $25.65 $53,340





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 2,990 0.59 1.16 $25.56 $53,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,760 0.46 0.91 $25.52 $53,090
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.46 0.90 $25.69 $53,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,190 0.52 1.02 $25.50 $53,030
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,130 0.51 1.00 $25.75 $53,570
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,120 0.61 1.21 $25.69 $53,430
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,060 0.88 1.73 $25.49 $53,010
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 990 0.59 1.17 $25.54 $53,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 840 0.41 0.81 $25.58 $53,210
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 690 0.72 1.42 $25.67 $53,390




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)
Barnstable Town, MA 150 1.64 3.24 $25.34 $52,710
Kingston, NY 80 1.45 2.87 $25.55 $53,150
Ocean City, NJ 50 1.30 2.56 $25.35 $52,730
Prescott, AZ 60 1.12 2.22 $25.13 $52,260
Monroe, MI 40 1.06 2.08 $25.60 $53,240
Waterbury, CT 60 1.01 2.00 $25.59 $53,230
Yuba City, CA 40 0.97 1.91 $25.80 $53,660
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 240 0.97 1.91 $25.59 $53,220
Jacksonville, NC 40 0.96 1.90 $19.60 $40,770
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 30 0.91 1.79 $25.25 $52,530