Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
307,490 0.0 % $24.90 $51,790 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.59 $20.50 $27.50 $27.51 $28.09
Annual Wage (2) $34,500 $42,640 $57,200 $57,220 $58,420


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 307,480 50.16 $24.90 $51,790

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 307,480 50.16 $24.90 $51,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 307,480 50.16 $24.90 $51,790


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 32,570 2.15 0.95 $25.94 $53,950
Texas 20,990 1.87 0.82 $24.93 $51,850
New York 20,440 2.32 1.02 $25.24 $52,510
Florida 17,910 2.34 1.03 $25.03 $52,070
Illinois 14,800 2.57 1.13 $24.90 $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)
Michigan 11,640 2.86 1.26 $24.71 $51,400
Alabama 5,130 2.76 1.21 $24.23 $50,390
Mississippi 2,960 2.71 1.19 $24.13 $50,190
Missouri 7,060 2.64 1.16 $24.28 $50,510
New Jersey 10,050 2.60 1.14 $25.46 $52,960



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,030 1.68 0.74 $25.98 $54,040
California 32,570 2.15 0.95 $25.94 $53,950
Massachusetts 7,630 2.30 1.01 $25.75 $53,550
District of Columbia 920 1.36 0.60 $25.74 $53,540
Connecticut 4,170 2.53 1.11 $25.59 $53,240




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 11,710 2.17 0.95 $25.71 $53,470
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,780 2.16 0.95 $26.10 $54,290
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 8,730 2.33 1.02 $25.38 $52,790
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,310 1.87 0.82 $24.92 $51,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,850 2.03 0.89 $25.21 $52,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,540 1.91 0.84 $25.08 $52,180
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,490 2.41 1.06 $25.18 $52,380
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,820 1.71 0.75 $25.37 $52,770
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,700 2.06 0.90 $26.31 $54,730
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 3,590 2.85 1.25 $25.72 $53,510