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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

43-5051 Postal Service Clerks

Perform any combination of tasks in a 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.


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)
82,030 0.0 % $23.25 $48,360 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.63 $19.13 $27.30 $27.31 $27.88
Annual Wage (2) $32,520 $39,790 $56,790 $56,800 $57,990


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 82,030 12.97 $23.25 $48,360

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 82,030 12.97 $23.25 $48,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 82,030 12.97 $23.25 $48,360


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 7,600 0.48 0.82 $24.88 $51,750
New York 6,090 0.67 1.15 $23.58 $49,040
Texas 4,680 0.40 0.68 $23.47 $48,820
Pennsylvania 3,950 0.69 1.18 $22.98 $47,810
Florida 3,760 0.46 0.78 $24.26 $50,470




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 440 1.44 2.47 $21.66 $45,060
West Virginia 960 1.38 2.36 $20.52 $42,680
Alaska 400 1.25 2.14 $20.31 $42,240
Montana 550 1.21 2.08 $20.38 $42,390
Maine 720 1.21 2.07 $21.57 $44,870




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona 1,070 0.40 0.69 $25.15 $52,310
District of Columbia 150 0.22 0.38 $25.03 $52,060
California 7,600 0.48 0.82 $24.88 $51,750
Hawaii 440 0.69 1.18 $24.87 $51,720
New Jersey 2,820 0.71 1.22 $24.69 $51,360





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,020 0.61 1.04 $24.64 $51,260
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,970 0.47 0.80 $25.73 $53,530
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.38 0.65 $24.72 $51,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.47 0.80 $24.63 $51,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,040 0.41 0.70 $25.48 $52,990
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,010 0.56 0.96 $24.15 $50,230
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 980 0.76 1.31 $24.69 $51,350
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 920 0.38 0.65 $24.47 $50,890
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 890 0.73 1.26 $25.41 $52,860
Pittsburgh, PA 780 0.69 1.18 $22.42 $46,640