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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
78,830 0.0 % $24.45 $50,860 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.20 $20.56 $26.58 $28.90 $29.49
Annual Wage (2) $35,770 $42,770 $55,280 $60,110 $61,330


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) 78,830 12.44 $24.45 $50,860

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) 78,830 12.44 $24.45 $50,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 78,830 12.44 $24.45 $50,860


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 7,330 0.43 0.79 $25.80 $53,660
New York 5,780 0.62 1.13 $24.72 $51,420
Texas 4,750 0.39 0.72 $24.53 $51,030
Pennsylvania 3,770 0.64 1.18 $24.23 $50,390
Florida 3,680 0.43 0.78 $25.13 $52,260




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 440 1.43 2.62 $23.04 $47,930
West Virginia 910 1.30 2.39 $22.51 $46,820
Alaska 410 1.30 2.38 $20.64 $42,920
Maine 710 1.17 2.14 $23.01 $47,860
Montana 510 1.10 2.01 $22.22 $46,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 430 0.67 1.23 $26.08 $54,250
Arizona 1,000 0.36 0.66 $25.90 $53,870
District of Columbia 140 0.20 0.36 $25.88 $53,840
New Jersey 2,590 0.64 1.17 $25.84 $53,750
California 7,330 0.43 0.79 $25.80 $53,660





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 5,390 0.57 1.04 $25.73 $53,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,420 0.40 0.73 $26.60 $55,330
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,710 0.37 0.68 $25.41 $52,850
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,560 0.55 1.00 $25.53 $53,100
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,450 0.52 0.96 $25.17 $52,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,380 0.44 0.81 $25.67 $53,400
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,240 0.35 0.64 $25.53 $53,100
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,150 0.58 1.07 $26.64 $55,410
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 980 0.38 0.70 $25.70 $53,450
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 980 0.36 0.67 $26.66 $55,450