Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
71,910 0.0 % $23.58 $49,040 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.96 $17.15 $26.72 $26.87 $27.77
Annual Wage (2) $26,950 $35,670 $55,590 $55,880 $57,760


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 71,910 11.73 $23.58 $49,040

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 71,910 11.73 $23.58 $49,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 71,910 11.73 $23.58 $49,040


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 7,440 0.49 0.93 $24.84 $51,670
New York 5,360 0.61 1.14 $24.57 $51,100
Texas 4,250 0.38 0.71 $23.63 $49,150
Florida 3,700 0.48 0.91 $24.21 $50,350
Pennsylvania 3,470 0.61 1.15 $22.99 $47,820



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 300 0.98 1.84 $23.93 $49,770
West Virginia 660 0.93 1.76 $19.95 $41,510
Montana 400 0.91 1.70 $20.57 $42,780
Maine 510 0.87 1.63 $23.06 $47,970
Arkansas 970 0.83 1.56 $20.53 $42,700



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 150 0.22 0.41 $25.88 $53,830
Rhode Island 250 0.55 1.02 $25.85 $53,760
Connecticut 960 0.58 1.09 $25.38 $52,800
New Jersey 2,660 0.69 1.29 $25.13 $52,270
Arizona 990 0.39 0.74 $25.11 $52,230




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 3,050 0.56 1.06 $25.06 $52,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,000 0.49 0.93 $24.78 $51,540
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,600 0.43 0.80 $24.63 $51,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.48 0.91 $25.10 $52,220
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.56 1.05 $24.64 $51,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,020 0.43 0.80 $25.66 $53,380
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 970 0.54 1.01 $25.26 $52,550
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 940 0.74 1.39 $25.73 $53,520
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 820 0.36 0.68 $25.39 $52,810
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 760 0.76 1.42 $25.81 $53,690