Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
315,950 0.0 % $24.58 $51,130 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.69 $19.09 $28.02 $28.51 $29.09
Annual Wage (2) $32,630 $39,710 $58,280 $59,290 $60,520


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 315,940 51.36 $24.58 $51,130

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 315,940 51.36 $24.58 $51,130

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 315,940 51.36 $24.58 $51,130


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 33,440 2.16 0.94 $25.49 $53,010
Texas 22,310 1.93 0.84 $24.54 $51,030
New York 21,220 2.36 1.03 $24.73 $51,440
Florida 18,620 2.35 1.03 $24.81 $51,600
Illinois 14,840 2.54 1.11 $24.58 $51,130



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 11,490 2.77 1.21 $24.58 $51,120
Alabama 5,150 2.74 1.19 $24.30 $50,540
Missouri 7,310 2.70 1.18 $23.99 $49,890
Mississippi 2,980 2.69 1.17 $24.17 $50,270
Connecticut 4,380 2.64 1.15 $24.98 $51,970



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,040 1.67 0.73 $26.02 $54,130
California 33,440 2.16 0.94 $25.49 $53,010
Massachusetts 7,890 2.32 1.01 $25.22 $52,450
District of Columbia 970 1.43 0.62 $25.20 $52,410
New Jersey 10,190 2.61 1.14 $25.03 $52,070




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 15,070 2.33 1.01 $25.04 $52,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,050 2.20 0.96 $25.56 $53,160
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 7,980 2.23 0.97 $25.13 $52,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 5,620 1.92 0.84 $24.68 $51,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,070 2.04 0.89 $24.82 $51,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,870 2.01 0.88 $24.56 $51,080
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,060 1.74 0.76 $25.03 $52,070
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,640 1.94 0.84 $24.43 $50,820
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,620 2.06 0.90 $25.82 $53,710
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 3,600 2.82 1.23 $25.51 $53,050