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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
339,650 0.0 % $25.09 $52,180 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.79 $18.29 $24.67 $30.97 $31.55
Annual Wage (2) $36,990 $38,050 $51,310 $64,410 $65,620


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 (federal government) 339,640 53.78 $25.09 $52,190

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 (federal government) 339,640 53.78 $25.09 $52,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 339,640 53.78 $25.09 $52,190


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 33,730 1.94 0.84 $26.18 $54,450
Texas 26,050 2.10 0.91 $24.88 $51,760
New York 22,220 2.33 1.01 $25.32 $52,670
Florida 20,750 2.36 1.02 $25.15 $52,320
Illinois 15,520 2.58 1.11 $25.33 $52,680




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)
Connecticut 4,810 2.89 1.25 $25.16 $52,330
Mississippi 3,260 2.88 1.25 $24.60 $51,170
Alabama 5,650 2.86 1.24 $24.70 $51,370
Michigan 12,180 2.80 1.21 $24.97 $51,930
Missouri 7,860 2.79 1.20 $24.60 $51,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 33,730 1.94 0.84 $26.18 $54,450
Hawaii 1,140 1.79 0.77 $26.13 $54,360
District of Columbia 1,000 1.38 0.60 $25.93 $53,940
Massachusetts 7,930 2.19 0.95 $25.71 $53,480
New Jersey 10,280 2.51 1.09 $25.69 $53,440





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 22,590 2.34 1.01 $25.68 $53,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 12,090 1.94 0.84 $26.41 $54,920
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 10,950 2.34 1.01 $25.61 $53,280
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,140 1.95 0.84 $25.14 $52,280
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,140 2.25 0.97 $24.97 $51,950
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 6,760 2.35 1.02 $25.58 $53,200
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,690 2.19 0.95 $24.87 $51,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,160 2.24 0.97 $24.49 $50,930
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,870 2.22 0.96 $25.59 $53,230
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,730 2.05 0.89 $26.16 $54,410