Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
78,660 0.0 % $23.60 $49,090 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.63 $18.85 $27.30 $27.31 $27.88
Annual Wage (2) $32,520 $39,210 $56,790 $56,800 $57,990


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 78,660 12.79 $23.60 $49,090

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 78,660 12.79 $23.60 $49,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 78,660 12.79 $23.60 $49,090


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 7,480 0.48 0.85 $25.22 $52,450
New York 5,720 0.64 1.12 $24.19 $50,310
Texas 4,480 0.39 0.68 $23.92 $49,760
Pennsylvania 3,810 0.67 1.17 $23.32 $48,510
Florida 3,630 0.46 0.80 $24.89 $51,780



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)
West Virginia 960 1.36 2.39 $20.22 $42,070
Vermont 410 1.35 2.36 $22.09 $45,950
Alaska 410 1.26 2.21 $19.66 $40,890
Montana 550 1.23 2.16 $20.01 $41,620
Maine 650 1.10 1.92 $21.86 $45,460



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona 1,030 0.40 0.70 $25.49 $53,010
Hawaii 410 0.66 1.15 $25.42 $52,870
Connecticut 1,010 0.61 1.07 $25.22 $52,470
California 7,480 0.48 0.85 $25.22 $52,450
District of Columbia 150 0.22 0.39 $25.18 $52,380




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,920 0.60 1.06 $25.17 $52,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,980 0.48 0.85 $25.95 $53,980
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,310 0.37 0.64 $25.42 $52,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,130 0.47 0.82 $25.25 $52,520
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 990 0.40 0.70 $26.25 $54,600
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 970 0.55 0.97 $24.77 $51,520
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 960 0.75 1.32 $25.04 $52,080
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 830 0.36 0.63 $25.55 $53,150
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 750 0.64 1.13 $25.96 $54,000
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 750 0.65 1.14 $24.70 $51,380