Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
315,330 0.0 % $24.71 $51,390 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.46 $22.59 $26.52 $26.70 $27.27
Annual Wage (2) $40,470 $46,990 $55,160 $55,530 $56,720


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 315,320 48.63 $24.71 $51,390

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 315,320 48.63 $24.71 $51,390

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 315,320 48.63 $24.71 $51,390


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 33,670 2.40 0.98 $25.70 $53,460
Texas 21,320 2.07 0.84 $24.80 $51,590
New York 21,200 2.52 1.02 $25.15 $52,320
Florida 18,070 2.53 1.03 $24.91 $51,810
Illinois 15,190 2.73 1.11 $24.87 $51,720




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 12,060 3.15 1.28 $24.63 $51,220
Alabama 5,150 2.85 1.16 $23.89 $49,690
Missouri 7,310 2.82 1.15 $24.01 $49,940
Rhode Island 1,250 2.77 1.13 $25.28 $52,580
Mississippi 2,970 2.77 1.13 $23.46 $48,800




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 950 1.48 0.60 $25.87 $53,810
Hawaii 1,020 1.77 0.72 $25.87 $53,800
Alaska 420 1.33 0.54 $25.86 $53,780
California 33,670 2.40 0.98 $25.70 $53,460
Massachusetts 8,240 2.61 1.06 $25.46 $52,950





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 12,040 2.38 0.97 $25.76 $53,580
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,980 2.35 0.96 $26.15 $54,400
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 8,880 2.48 1.01 $25.50 $53,040
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,160 2.02 0.82 $25.24 $52,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 5,060 2.27 0.92 $24.66 $51,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,600 1.99 0.81 $25.00 $52,010
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,560 2.51 1.02 $25.54 $53,110
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 4,060 2.42 0.99 $25.81 $53,680
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,940 1.93 0.78 $25.10 $52,210
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 3,690 3.05 1.24 $25.69 $53,440