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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

43-5051 Postal Service Clerks

Perform any combination of tasks in a United States Postal Service (USPS) 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. Includes postal service clerks employed by USPS contractors.


National estimates for Postal Service Clerks
Industry profile for Postal Service Clerks
Geographic profile for Postal Service Clerks

National estimates for Postal Service Clerks:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Postal Service Clerks:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
79,320 0.0 % $ 25.58 $ 53,210 0.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Postal Service Clerks:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.69 $ 22.15 $ 25.14 $ 30.87 $ 31.49
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,880 $ 46,070 $ 52,290 $ 64,210 $ 65,500


Industry profile for Postal Service Clerks:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Postal Service Clerks are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Postal Service Clerks, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Postal Service Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 79,320 12.60 $ 25.58 $ 53,210

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Postal Service Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 79,320 12.60 $ 25.58 $ 53,210

Top paying industries for Postal Service Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 79,320 12.60 $ 25.58 $ 53,210


Geographic profile for Postal Service Clerks:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Postal Service Clerks are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Postal Service Clerks, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of postal service clerks by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Postal Service Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 7,010 0.42 0.75 $ 26.80 $ 55,740
New York 5,800 0.67 1.19 $ 25.77 $ 53,590
Texas 5,030 0.41 0.73 $ 25.89 $ 53,840
Florida 3,760 0.44 0.78 $ 25.88 $ 53,840
Pennsylvania 3,700 0.66 1.18 $ 25.43 $ 52,890


Map of location quotient of postal service clerks by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Postal Service Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 460 1.62 2.88 $ 24.76 $ 51,500
West Virginia 940 1.42 2.53 $ 24.18 $ 50,300
Alaska 400 1.34 2.37 $ 22.14 $ 46,060
Maine 730 1.24 2.20 $ 24.30 $ 50,550
Montana 550 1.16 2.06 $ 23.49 $ 48,860


Map of annual mean wages of postal service clerks by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Postal Service Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 410 0.74 1.31 $ 27.49 $ 57,180
California 7,010 0.42 0.75 $ 26.80 $ 55,740
Arizona 1,050 0.36 0.64 $ 26.74 $ 55,620
New Jersey 2,590 0.67 1.20 $ 26.59 $ 55,320
North Carolina 2,120 0.48 0.85 $ 26.51 $ 55,140



Map of employment of postal service clerks by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Postal Service Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 5,430 0.63 1.11 $ 26.49 $ 55,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,230 0.39 0.69 $ 27.79 $ 57,790
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,640 0.39 0.69 $ 26.55 $ 55,220
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,480 0.57 1.02 $ 25.85 $ 53,770
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,430 0.54 0.96 $ 26.57 $ 55,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,370 0.47 0.83 $ 26.32 $ 54,750
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,230 0.34 0.61 $ 26.74 $ 55,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,070 0.41 0.74 $ 26.51 $ 55,130
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,050 0.58 1.04 $ 28.04 $ 58,320
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 1,000 0.41 0.72 $ 26.04 $ 54,170


Map of location quotient of postal service clerks by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Postal Service Clerks:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kingston, NY 140 2.65 4.71 $ 26.39 $ 54,900
Beckley, WV 100 2.47 4.39 $ 23.38 $ 48,620
Wichita, KS 490 1.72 3.06 $ 25.85 $ 53,770
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 60 1.65 2.93 $ 24.25 $ 50,430
Barnstable Town, MA 160 1.60 2.84 $ 25.78 $ 53,620
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 50 1.49 2.65 $ 24.49 $ 50,940
Glens Falls, NY 70 1.42 2.52 $ 24.50 $ 50,950
Cumberland, MD-WV 50 1.34 2.38 $ 24.72 $ 51,420
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 40 1.27 2.26 $ 25.64 $ 53,320
Pine Bluff, AR 40 1.21 2.15 $ 23.13 $ 48,110