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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 491000 - Postal Service (federal government)


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every state and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 491000 - Postal Service (federal government).

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

NAICS 491000 - Postal Service (federal government) is part of: Sectors 48 and 49 - Transportation and Warehousing.

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NAICS 491000 - Postal Service (federal government)

Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Level Employment Employment RSE Percent of total employment Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations total 629,770 0.0% 100.00% $26.65 $27.08 $56,320 0.0%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 15,130 0.0% 2.40% $39.89 $42.19 $87,750 0.0%
11-1000 Top Executives minor 340 0.0% 0.05% $62.03 $68.12 $141,680 0.0%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 320 0.0% 0.05% $59.62 $65.08 $135,360 0.0%
11-2000 Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers minor 280 0.0% 0.04% $52.84 $55.73 $115,920 0.0%
11-2020 Marketing and Sales Managers broad 260 0.0% 0.04% $52.30 $55.38 $115,180 0.0%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 110 0.0% 0.02% $55.53 $59.97 $124,740 0.0%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 160 0.0% 0.02% $49.54 $52.18 $108,530 0.0%
11-3000 Operations Specialties Managers minor 1,580 0.0% 0.25% $49.75 $55.14 $114,680 0.0%
11-3010 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers broad 290 0.0% 0.05% $48.60 $48.71 $101,310 0.0%
11-3012 Administrative Services Managers detail 60 0.0% 0.01% $39.64 $41.52 $86,350 0.0%
11-3013 Facilities Managers detail 230 0.0% 0.04% $49.42 $50.55 $105,140 0.0%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 160 0.0% 0.03% $67.12 $70.85 $147,360 0.0%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 140 0.0% 0.02% $62.04 $64.63 $134,440 0.0%
11-3061 Purchasing Managers detail 30 0.0% (7) $74.65 $75.50 $157,040 0.0%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 770 0.0% 0.12% $46.63 $51.91 $107,960 0.0%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 140 0.0% 0.02% $53.32 $57.45 $119,500 0.0%
11-3131 Training and Development Managers detail 60 0.0% 0.01% $45.35 $47.57 $98,950 0.0%
11-9000 Other Management Occupations minor 12,930 0.0% 2.05% $38.71 $39.63 $82,430 0.0%
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents detail 12,750 0.0% 2.02% $38.58 $39.34 $81,820 0.0%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 130 0.0% 0.02% $50.71 $55.77 $116,000 0.0%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 8,500 0.0% 1.35% $39.12 $39.72 $82,620 0.0%
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists minor 7,520 0.0% 1.19% $38.20 $39.17 $81,470 0.0%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 500 0.0% 0.08% $40.94 $42.10 $87,560 0.0%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 1,420 0.0% 0.23% $44.57 $43.44 $90,350 0.0%
13-1070 Human Resources Workers broad 1,350 0.0% 0.21% $37.36 $36.99 $76,950 0.0%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 960 0.0% 0.15% $36.06 $35.21 $73,230 0.0%
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists detail 390 0.0% 0.06% $40.60 $41.32 $85,950 0.0%
13-1080 Logisticians and Project Management Specialists broad 560 0.0% 0.09% $39.20 $39.65 $82,480 0.0%
13-1081 Logisticians detail 560 0.0% 0.09% $39.17 $39.64 $82,460 0.0%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 490 0.0% 0.08% $45.82 $44.94 $93,460 0.0%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists detail 240 0.0% 0.04% $34.48 $36.32 $75,550 0.0%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 640 0.0% 0.10% $31.49 $33.74 $70,180 0.0%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 210 0.0% 0.03% $43.63 $44.88 $93,340 0.0%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 2,090 0.0% 0.33% $35.40 $36.89 $76,740 0.0%
13-2000 Financial Specialists minor 980 0.0% 0.16% $43.02 $43.93 $91,380 0.0%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 500 0.0% 0.08% $41.27 $43.45 $90,380 0.0%
13-2020 Property Appraisers and Assessors broad 50 0.0% 0.01% $43.14 $46.14 $95,970 0.0%
13-2031 Budget Analysts detail 150 0.0% 0.02% $43.51 $44.28 $92,090 0.0%
13-2050 Financial Analysts and Advisors broad 40 0.0% 0.01% $49.69 $50.06 $104,110 0.0%
13-2051 Financial and Investment Analysts detail 40 0.0% 0.01% $49.16 $49.73 $103,440 0.0%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other detail 250 0.0% 0.04% $43.41 $43.27 $90,010 0.0%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 3,470 0.0% 0.55% $33.43 $37.86 $78,740 0.0%
15-1200 Computer Occupations minor 3,160 0.0% 0.50% $31.49 $37.24 $77,450 0.0%
15-1210 Computer and Information Analysts broad 500 0.0% 0.08% $47.88 $48.00 $99,830 0.0%
15-1211 Computer Systems Analysts detail 430 0.0% 0.07% $47.61 $47.67 $99,150 0.0%
15-1212 Information Security Analysts detail 70 0.0% 0.01% $51.40 $49.92 $103,830 0.0%
15-1230 Computer Support Specialists broad 360 0.0% 0.06% $37.80 $38.94 $81,000 0.0%
15-1232 Computer User Support Specialists detail 360 0.0% 0.06% $37.73 $38.93 $80,970 0.0%
15-1240 Database and Network Administrators and Architects broad 560 0.0% 0.09% $31.49 $38.68 $80,450 0.0%
15-1242 Database Administrators detail 370 0.0% 0.06% $31.49 $33.58 $69,850 0.0%
15-1244 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 190 0.0% 0.03% $48.11 $48.65 $101,200 0.0%
15-1250 Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers broad 320 0.0% 0.05% $44.12 $44.42 $92,390 0.0%
15-1251 Computer Programmers detail 170 0.0% 0.03% $39.94 $41.18 $85,650 0.0%
15-1252 Software Developers detail 140 0.0% 0.02% $48.78 $48.33 $100,520 0.0%
15-1299 Computer Occupations, All Other detail 1,430 0.0% 0.23% $31.49 $30.90 $64,270 0.0%
15-2000 Mathematical Science Occupations minor 310 0.0% 0.05% $43.05 $44.14 $91,820 0.0%
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts detail 180 0.0% 0.03% $46.96 $46.15 $95,980 0.0%
15-2041 Statisticians detail 130 0.0% 0.02% $36.85 $41.43 $86,180 0.0%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 5,040 0.0% 0.80% $35.72 $36.27 $75,430 0.0%
17-1000 Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers minor 80 0.0% 0.01% $46.76 $47.66 $99,130 0.0%
17-1010 Architects, Except Naval broad 80 0.0% 0.01% $46.86 $47.95 $99,740 0.0%
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval detail 80 0.0% 0.01% $46.86 $47.95 $99,740 0.0%
17-2000 Engineers minor 630 0.0% 0.10% $40.54 $41.78 $86,910 0.0%
17-2070 Electrical and Electronics Engineers broad 30 0.0% 0.01% $45.84 $46.92 $97,590 0.0%
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer detail 30 0.0% 0.01% $45.84 $46.92 $97,590 0.0%
17-2110 Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety broad 520 0.0% 0.08% $39.63 $40.53 $84,310 0.0%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 520 0.0% 0.08% $39.62 $40.51 $84,260 0.0%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 40 0.0% 0.01% $46.96 $47.80 $99,430 0.0%
17-3000 Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians minor 4,330 0.0% 0.69% $35.72 $35.25 $73,310 0.0%
17-3020 Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters broad 4,320 0.0% 0.69% $35.72 $35.25 $73,310 0.0%
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians detail 4,320 0.0% 0.69% $35.72 $35.25 $73,310 0.0%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 400 0.0% 0.06% $37.14 $40.99 $85,260 0.0%
19-3000 Social Scientists and Related Workers minor 70 0.0% 0.01% $54.17 $53.54 $111,370 0.0%
19-3011 Economists detail 40 0.0% 0.01% $61.98 $57.68 $119,980 0.0%
19-5010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians broad 310 0.0% 0.05% $34.86 $37.26 $77,510 0.0%
19-5011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 310 0.0% 0.05% $34.86 $37.26 $77,510 0.0%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 340 0.0% 0.05% $67.16 $65.13 $135,460 0.0%
23-1000 Lawyers, Judges, and Related Workers minor 280 0.0% 0.04% $70.71 $70.37 $146,380 0.0%
23-1010 Lawyers and Judicial Law Clerks broad 270 0.0% 0.04% $71.10 $70.94 $147,560 0.0%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 270 0.0% 0.04% $71.10 $70.94 $147,560 0.0%
23-2000 Legal Support Workers minor 50 0.0% 0.01% $35.70 $36.57 $76,070 0.0%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 50 0.0% 0.01% $35.70 $36.57 $76,070 0.0%
25-0000 Educational Instruction and Library Occupations major 250 0.0% 0.04% $32.13 $31.38 $65,270 0.0%
25-3000 Other Teachers and Instructors minor 250 0.0% 0.04% $32.13 $31.38 $65,270 0.0%
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other detail 250 0.0% 0.04% (4) (4) $65,270 0.0%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 140 0.0% 0.02% $44.35 $44.66 $92,890 0.0%
27-3000 Media and Communication Workers minor 120 0.0% 0.02% $43.63 $44.37 $92,280 0.0%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 90 0.0% 0.01% $43.69 $44.66 $92,900 0.0%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 130 0.0% 0.02% $36.52 $36.50 $75,930 0.0%
29-1000 Healthcare Diagnosing or Treating Practitioners minor 130 0.0% 0.02% $36.52 $36.50 $75,930 0.0%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 130 0.0% 0.02% $36.52 $36.50 $75,930 0.0%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,320 0.0% 0.21% $40.47 $41.84 $87,030 0.0%
33-1000 Supervisors of Protective Service Workers minor 170 0.0% 0.03% $45.29 $46.22 $96,150 0.0%
33-1010 First-Line Supervisors of Law Enforcement Workers broad 150 0.0% 0.02% $40.50 $44.92 $93,440 0.0%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives detail 150 0.0% 0.02% $40.50 $44.92 $93,440 0.0%
33-3000 Law Enforcement Workers minor 900 0.0% 0.14% $41.15 $41.79 $86,930 0.0%
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators detail 500 0.0% 0.08% $48.86 $50.48 $104,990 0.0%
33-3050 Police Officers broad 400 0.0% 0.06% $32.98 $31.08 $64,640 0.0%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 400 0.0% 0.06% $32.98 $31.08 $64,640 0.0%
33-9000 Other Protective Service Workers minor 250 0.0% 0.04% $38.52 $39.08 $81,290 0.0%
33-9090 Miscellaneous Protective Service Workers broad 250 0.0% 0.04% $38.52 $39.08 $81,290 0.0%
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other detail 250 0.0% 0.04% $38.52 $39.08 $81,290 0.0%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 14,360 0.0% 2.28% $29.80 $26.36 $54,830 0.0%
37-2000 Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers minor 13,360 0.0% 2.12% $29.80 $25.90 $53,870 0.0%
37-2010 Building Cleaning Workers broad 13,360 0.0% 2.12% $29.80 $25.90 $53,870 0.0%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 13,360 0.0% 2.12% $29.80 $25.90 $53,870 0.0%
37-3010 Grounds Maintenance Workers broad 1,000 0.0% 0.16% $33.21 $32.60 $67,810 0.0%
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other detail 1,000 0.0% 0.16% $33.21 $32.60 $67,810 0.0%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 800 0.0% 0.13% $38.91 $39.27 $81,690 0.0%
41-3000 Sales Representatives, Services minor 700 0.0% 0.11% $40.26 $39.96 $83,110 0.0%
41-3091 Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel detail 700 0.0% 0.11% $40.26 $39.96 $83,110 0.0%
41-9000 Other Sales and Related Workers minor 100 0.0% 0.02% $33.74 $34.45 $71,650 0.0%
41-9090 Miscellaneous Sales and Related Workers broad 100 0.0% 0.02% $33.74 $34.45 $71,650 0.0%
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other detail 100 0.0% 0.02% $33.74 $34.45 $71,650 0.0%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 551,220 0.0% 87.53% $25.21 $26.03 $54,130 0.0%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 14,520 0.0% 2.31% $33.32 $35.05 $72,890 0.0%
43-3000 Financial Clerks minor 350 0.0% 0.06% $34.99 $33.89 $70,500 0.0%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 330 0.0% 0.05% $34.99 $33.82 $70,350 0.0%
43-4000 Information and Record Clerks minor 750 0.0% 0.12% $30.87 $30.23 $62,880 0.0%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 40 0.0% 0.01% $32.46 $33.26 $69,180 0.0%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 270 0.0% 0.04% $30.87 $30.65 $63,760 0.0%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 340 0.0% 0.05% $31.49 $29.30 $60,940 0.0%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail 90 0.0% 0.01% $31.49 $30.96 $64,390 0.0%
43-5000 Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers minor 532,530 0.0% 84.56% $25.12 $25.76 $53,580 0.0%
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers detail 60 0.0% 0.01% $30.87 $30.35 $63,120 0.0%
43-5030 Dispatchers broad 30 0.0% 0.01% $32.13 $31.19 $64,880 0.0%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 30 0.0% 0.01% $32.13 $31.19 $64,880 0.0%
43-5050 Postal Service Workers broad 526,550 0.0% 83.61% $24.87 $25.72 $53,490 0.0%
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks detail 79,320 0.0% 12.60% $25.14 $25.58 $53,210 0.0%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 335,540 0.0% 53.28% $25.21 $26.14 $54,370 0.0%
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators detail 111,680 0.0% 17.73% $23.34 $24.53 $51,030 0.0%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 5,090 0.0% 0.81% $31.49 $29.52 $61,390 0.0%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks detail 800 0.0% 0.13% $32.13 $30.25 $62,920 0.0%
43-6010 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants broad 930 0.0% 0.15% $31.48 $30.12 $62,650 0.0%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 110 0.0% 0.02% $31.34 $32.12 $66,810 0.0%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants detail 40 0.0% 0.01% $30.48 $29.88 $62,160 0.0%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 780 0.0% 0.12% $31.48 $29.85 $62,080 0.0%
43-9000 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers minor 2,110 0.0% 0.34% $30.31 $26.70 $55,540 0.0%
43-9020 Data Entry and Information Processing Workers broad 940 0.0% 0.15% $24.23 $23.39 $48,660 0.0%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 940 0.0% 0.15% $24.23 $23.38 $48,620 0.0%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks detail 30 0.0% 0.01% $30.87 $29.77 $61,920 0.0%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 1,100 0.0% 0.17% $30.87 $29.75 $61,870 0.0%
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other detail 40 0.0% 0.01% $17.61 $18.37 $38,210 0.0%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 50 0.0% 0.01% $32.13 $31.91 $66,370 0.0%
47-2000 Construction Trades Workers minor 50 0.0% 0.01% $32.13 $31.91 $66,370 0.0%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 14,820 0.0% 2.35% $32.32 $32.34 $67,260 0.0%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 2,400 0.0% 0.38% $39.12 $40.70 $84,660 0.0%
49-3000 Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers minor 3,750 0.0% 0.60% $32.13 $30.73 $63,910 0.0%
49-3020 Automotive Technicians and Repairers broad 3,730 0.0% 0.59% $32.13 $30.74 $63,950 0.0%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 180 0.0% 0.03% $33.21 $32.29 $67,170 0.0%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 3,550 0.0% 0.56% $32.13 $30.67 $63,780 0.0%
49-9000 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations minor 8,670 0.0% 1.38% $31.49 $30.71 $63,880 0.0%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 1,260 0.0% 0.20% $33.21 $32.73 $68,080 0.0%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 7,090 0.0% 1.13% $31.49 $30.14 $62,690 0.0%
49-9090 Miscellaneous Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers broad 310 0.0% 0.05% $32.32 $35.49 $73,820 0.0%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail 310 0.0% 0.05% $32.32 $35.49 $73,820 0.0%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 120 0.0% 0.02% $34.12 $36.08 $75,040 0.0%
51-8000 Plant and System Operators minor 40 0.0% 0.01% $39.52 $39.01 $81,140 0.0%
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators detail 40 0.0% 0.01% $39.52 $39.01 $81,140 0.0%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 13,690 0.0% 2.17% $31.49 $29.90 $62,190 0.0%
53-1040 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers broad 3,860 0.0% 0.61% $33.66 $35.48 $73,790 0.0%
53-1047 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail 3,860 0.0% 0.61% $33.66 $35.48 $73,790 0.0%
53-3000 Motor Vehicle Operators minor 9,160 0.0% 1.45% $26.54 $27.60 $57,420 0.0%
53-3030 Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers broad 9,150 0.0% 1.45% $26.54 $27.60 $57,410 0.0%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 6,620 0.0% 1.05% $26.54 $27.56 $57,310 0.0%
53-3033 Light Truck Drivers detail 2,540 0.0% 0.40% $27.41 $27.73 $57,670 0.0%
53-7000 Material Moving Workers minor 680 0.0% 0.11% $30.87 $29.13 $60,600 0.0%
53-7060 Laborers and Material Movers broad 470 0.0% 0.07% $31.49 $30.57 $63,590 0.0%
53-7065 Stockers and Order Fillers detail 440 0.0% 0.07% $31.49 $30.95 $64,370 0.0%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors detail 160 0.0% 0.02% $25.75 $26.21 $54,510 0.0%
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other detail 30 0.0% (7) $30.31 $25.28 $52,580 0.0%


About May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.




Other OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022