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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
333,570 0.0 % $ 25.57 $ 53,180 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Postal Service Mail Carriers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.30 $ 18.57 $ 24.56 $ 31.27 $ 32.16
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,060 $ 38,620 $ 51,080 $ 65,030 $ 66,900


Industry profile for Postal Service Mail Carriers: Top

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) 333,570 52.77 $ 25.57 $ 53,180

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) 333,570 52.77 $ 25.57 $ 53,180

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) 333,570 52.77 $ 25.57 $ 53,180


Geographic profile for Postal Service Mail Carriers: Top

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.





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 33,370 2.03 0.85 $ 26.29 $ 54,690
Texas 25,540 2.11 0.88 $ 25.62 $ 53,290
New York 21,800 2.51 1.05 $ 25.57 $ 53,180
Florida 20,240 2.40 1.00 $ 25.72 $ 53,490
Illinois 15,300 2.72 1.13 $ 25.66 $ 53,370




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)
Michigan 11,860 3.02 1.26 $ 25.46 $ 52,950
Mississippi 3,250 3.02 1.26 $ 25.21 $ 52,430
Connecticut 4,640 3.01 1.26 $ 25.60 $ 53,250
Alabama 5,710 3.00 1.25 $ 25.33 $ 52,690
Vermont 800 2.84 1.18 $ 24.90 $ 51,800




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 33,370 2.03 0.85 $ 26.29 $ 54,690
Hawaii 1,160 2.02 0.84 $ 26.00 $ 54,080
Massachusetts 7,800 2.33 0.97 $ 25.96 $ 53,990
Arizona 5,330 1.88 0.78 $ 25.91 $ 53,900
New Jersey 10,160 2.69 1.12 $ 25.87 $ 53,810





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 22,140 2.51 1.04 $ 25.82 $ 53,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 11,440 1.96 0.82 $ 26.77 $ 55,680
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 10,800 2.47 1.03 $ 25.88 $ 53,830
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,050 1.96 0.82 $ 25.84 $ 53,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 6,790 2.25 0.94 $ 25.68 $ 53,410
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 6,640 2.46 1.03 $ 25.80 $ 53,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,550 2.21 0.92 $ 25.54 $ 53,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,830 2.21 0.92 $ 25.44 $ 52,910
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,820 2.32 0.97 $ 25.74 $ 53,530
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,640 2.17 0.90 $ 26.35 $ 54,810




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 4.92 2.05 $ 24.77 $ 51,520
Monroe, MI 170 4.73 1.97 $ 25.27 $ 52,560
Jacksonville, NC 200 4.44 1.85 $ 25.50 $ 53,040
Gadsden, AL 140 4.43 1.85 $ 24.71 $ 51,390
Bay City, MI 130 4.29 1.79 $ 25.33 $ 52,690
Ocean City, NJ 150 4.28 1.78 $ 25.15 $ 52,300
Punta Gorda, FL 190 4.17 1.74 $ 25.37 $ 52,760
Jackson, MI 190 4.15 1.73 $ 25.36 $ 52,750
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 210 4.11 1.72 $ 25.30 $ 52,620
Flint, MI 490 4.07 1.70 $ 25.71 $ 53,480