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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
81,170 0.0 % $24.33 $50,610 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.20 $20.75 $23.23 $29.21 $29.80
Annual Wage (2) $35,770 $43,170 $48,330 $60,750 $61,980


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) 81,170 12.85 $24.33 $50,610

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) 81,170 12.85 $24.33 $50,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 81,170 12.85 $24.33 $50,610


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 7,400 0.43 0.77 $25.58 $53,220
New York 6,100 0.64 1.16 $24.47 $50,910
Texas 5,120 0.41 0.74 $24.47 $50,890
Florida 3,840 0.44 0.79 $24.82 $51,630
Pennsylvania 3,830 0.65 1.17 $24.16 $50,260




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)
Vermont 460 1.49 2.69 $23.00 $47,850
West Virginia 950 1.35 2.45 $22.55 $46,910
Alaska 410 1.30 2.35 $20.65 $42,950
Maine 740 1.22 2.20 $22.78 $47,390
Montana 510 1.09 1.97 $22.38 $46,550




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 420 0.66 1.19 $26.33 $54,780
District of Columbia 140 0.19 0.35 $25.94 $53,950
Arizona 1,050 0.37 0.66 $25.74 $53,550
California 7,400 0.43 0.77 $25.58 $53,220
New Jersey 2,710 0.66 1.20 $25.50 $53,040





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 5,710 0.59 1.07 $25.33 $52,680
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,390 0.38 0.69 $26.54 $55,200
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,700 0.36 0.66 $25.44 $52,910
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,560 0.54 0.98 $25.49 $53,030
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,510 0.54 0.98 $24.73 $51,440
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,400 0.44 0.80 $25.41 $52,840
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,280 0.35 0.63 $25.20 $52,410
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,120 0.56 1.02 $26.58 $55,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,010 0.37 0.67 $26.28 $54,660
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,000 0.41 0.73 $25.15 $52,310