Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
69,310 0.0 % $24.26 $50,460 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.61 $25.52 $25.53 $26.08 $26.55
Annual Wage (2) $30,390 $53,080 $53,090 $54,250 $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 69,240 10.94 $24.27 $50,490

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 69,240 10.94 $24.27 $50,490

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 69,240 10.94 $24.27 $50,490


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 7,600 0.53 1.00 $24.56 $51,080
New York 5,640 0.66 1.24 $24.45 $50,860
Texas 3,940 0.37 0.70 $24.73 $51,430
Florida 3,800 0.52 0.98 $24.58 $51,130
Pennsylvania 3,380 0.60 1.14 $24.17 $50,270




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 280 0.97 1.82 $24.25 $50,440
Maine 520 0.89 1.67 $23.25 $48,350
New Hampshire 480 0.79 1.48 $24.23 $50,410
Hawaii 460 0.77 1.45 $24.43 $50,820
New Jersey 2,810 0.74 1.39 $24.59 $51,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 270 0.59 1.10 $25.47 $52,990
Connecticut 1,000 0.62 1.16 $25.28 $52,580
Maryland 1,330 0.53 1.00 $24.78 $51,540
Arizona 1,020 0.42 0.79 $24.75 $51,480
New Mexico 450 0.58 1.08 $24.73 $51,440





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 3,310 0.64 1.21 $24.50 $50,960
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,790 0.46 0.87 $24.78 $51,540
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,720 0.47 0.89 $24.44 $50,840
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,250 0.53 1.00 $24.45 $50,860
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.67 1.26 $24.38 $50,710
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,180 0.52 0.98 $24.66 $51,300
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,080 0.88 1.65 $24.72 $51,420
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,060 0.62 1.16 $24.72 $51,420
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 850 0.40 0.76 $25.20 $52,420
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 750 0.79 1.48 $24.42 $50,800