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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
82,890 0.0 % $23.91 $49,730 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.63 $19.79 $28.15 $28.16 $28.75
Annual Wage (2) $34,580 $41,150 $58,550 $58,570 $59,800


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) 82,890 12.92 $23.91 $49,730

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) 82,890 12.92 $23.91 $49,730

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 82,890 12.92 $23.91 $49,730


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 7,680 0.46 0.79 $25.39 $52,810
New York 6,150 0.67 1.15 $24.14 $50,210
Texas 4,840 0.41 0.70 $24.06 $50,050
Pennsylvania 3,960 0.68 1.18 $23.70 $49,300
Florida 3,860 0.46 0.79 $24.68 $51,330




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 450 1.47 2.52 $22.41 $46,600
West Virginia 940 1.37 2.35 $21.78 $45,310
Alaska 400 1.26 2.16 $20.82 $43,300
Maine 750 1.25 2.15 $22.29 $46,360
Montana 540 1.17 2.01 $21.50 $44,730




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Arizona 1,060 0.39 0.67 $25.45 $52,930
California 7,680 0.46 0.79 $25.39 $52,810
Hawaii 470 0.74 1.27 $25.31 $52,640
New Jersey 2,800 0.70 1.20 $25.30 $52,620
District of Columbia 160 0.23 0.39 $25.17 $52,360



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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 4,040 0.60 1.04 $25.14 $52,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,040 0.46 0.79 $26.08 $54,250
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 1,380 0.38 0.65 $25.16 $52,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,230 0.49 0.84 $24.96 $51,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,060 0.40 0.70 $26.03 $54,150
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,040 0.56 0.97 $24.62 $51,210
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 990 0.76 1.31 $25.13 $52,270
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 910 0.37 0.63 $25.21 $52,440
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 890 0.73 1.25 $26.04 $54,160
Pittsburgh, PA 790 0.69 1.19 $23.14 $48,130


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kingston, NY 170 2.80 4.82 $24.82 $51,620
Beckley, WV 90 2.20 3.79 $20.92 $43,510
Barnstable Town, MA 160 1.55 2.67 $24.87 $51,730
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 60 1.47 2.53 $23.29 $48,440
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 50 1.42 2.45 $22.89 $47,610
Glens Falls, NY 80 1.42 2.43 $22.43 $46,650
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 50 1.41 2.42 $24.01 $49,930
Ocean City, NJ 50 1.34 2.31 $23.78 $49,450
Cumberland, MD-WV 50 1.26 2.17 $22.50 $46,810
Wichita, KS 370 1.25 2.15 $25.08 $52,160