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

43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers

Sort and deliver mail for the United States Postal Service (USPS). Deliver mail on established route by vehicle or on foot. Includes postal service mail carriers employed by USPS contractors.


National estimates for Postal Service Mail Carriers
Industry profile for Postal Service Mail Carriers
Geographic profile for Postal Service Mail Carriers

National estimates for Postal Service Mail Carriers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Postal Service Mail Carriers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
335,540 0.0 % $ 26.14 $ 54,370 0.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Postal Service Mail Carriers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 19.06 $ 19.06 $ 25.21 $ 32.32 $ 33.00
Annual Wage (2) $ 39,640 $ 39,640 $ 52,440 $ 67,230 $ 68,640


Industry profile for Postal Service Mail Carriers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Postal Service Mail Carriers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 335,540 53.28 $ 26.14 $ 54,370

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Postal Service Mail Carriers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 335,540 53.28 $ 26.14 $ 54,370

Top paying industries for Postal Service Mail Carriers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 335,540 53.28 $ 26.14 $ 54,370


Geographic profile for Postal Service Mail Carriers:

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



Map of employment of postal service mail carriers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Postal Service Mail Carriers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 33,190 2.01 0.84 $ 26.87 $ 55,900
Texas 26,400 2.16 0.91 $ 26.15 $ 54,400
New York 21,600 2.49 1.05 $ 26.29 $ 54,690
Florida 20,850 2.42 1.02 $ 26.15 $ 54,390
Illinois 15,330 2.73 1.15 $ 26.27 $ 54,640


Map of location quotient of postal service mail carriers by state, May 2021


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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 4,780 3.04 1.27 $ 26.02 $ 54,120
Mississippi 3,330 3.02 1.27 $ 25.63 $ 53,320
Alabama 5,770 2.99 1.26 $ 25.82 $ 53,700
Michigan 11,930 2.94 1.23 $ 26.01 $ 54,100
Missouri 7,760 2.85 1.19 $ 25.72 $ 53,490


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


Top paying states for Postal Service Mail Carriers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 33,190 2.01 0.84 $ 26.87 $ 55,900
District of Columbia 970 1.46 0.61 $ 26.69 $ 55,520
Massachusetts 7,810 2.30 0.97 $ 26.57 $ 55,270
Arizona 5,360 1.86 0.78 $ 26.51 $ 55,150
New Jersey 10,180 2.64 1.11 $ 26.38 $ 54,880



Map of employment of postal service mail carriers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Postal Service Mail Carriers:

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 22,060 2.54 1.07 $ 26.46 $ 55,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 11,310 1.98 0.83 $ 27.29 $ 56,760
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 10,820 2.56 1.07 $ 26.53 $ 55,190
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,120 1.98 0.83 $ 26.53 $ 55,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,880 2.35 0.99 $ 26.30 $ 54,710
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,870 2.37 1.00 $ 26.04 $ 54,150
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 6,720 2.53 1.06 $ 26.26 $ 54,620
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 6,000 2.45 1.03 $ 26.15 $ 54,390
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,950 2.30 0.97 $ 25.92 $ 53,920
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,600 2.17 0.91 $ 26.97 $ 56,100


Map of location quotient of postal service mail carriers by area, May 2021


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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sebring, FL 120 4.57 1.92 $ 25.88 $ 53,840
Jacksonville, NC 220 4.49 1.89 $ 25.65 $ 53,360
Monroe, MI 160 4.28 1.80 $ 26.22 $ 54,550
Danbury, CT 310 4.27 1.79 $ 26.16 $ 54,420
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 210 4.15 1.74 $ 25.96 $ 54,010
Bay City, MI 130 4.11 1.73 $ 26.00 $ 54,070
Waterbury, CT 260 4.08 1.71 $ 26.38 $ 54,860
Gadsden, AL 130 4.07 1.71 $ 26.24 $ 54,580
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 140 3.98 1.67 $ 25.21 $ 52,430
Flint, MI 490 3.97 1.67 $ 26.22 $ 54,540