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

43-5051 Postal Service Clerks

Perform any combination of tasks in a United States Postal Service (USPS) 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. Includes postal service clerks employed by USPS contractors.


National estimates for Postal Service Clerks
Industry profile for Postal Service Clerks
Geographic profile for Postal Service Clerks

National estimates for Postal Service Clerks: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Postal Service Clerks:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
86,950 0.0 % $ 24.62 $ 51,200 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for Postal Service Clerks:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.15 $ 18.74 $ 24.11 $ 30.29 $ 30.89
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,760 $ 38,980 $ 50,150 $ 62,990 $ 64,260


Industry profile for Postal Service Clerks: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Postal Service Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 86,950 13.75 $ 24.62 $ 51,200

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Postal Service Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 86,950 13.75 $ 24.62 $ 51,200

Top paying industries for Postal Service Clerks:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 86,950 13.75 $ 24.62 $ 51,200


Geographic profile for Postal Service Clerks: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Postal Service Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 9,120 0.56 0.89 $ 24.68 $ 51,330
New York 6,340 0.73 1.17 $ 24.88 $ 51,750
Texas 5,490 0.45 0.73 $ 24.84 $ 51,660
Florida 4,130 0.49 0.78 $ 25.02 $ 52,040
Pennsylvania 3,960 0.72 1.15 $ 24.65 $ 51,260




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

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 460 1.64 2.62 $ 24.06 $ 50,030
West Virginia 950 1.45 2.33 $ 23.43 $ 48,740
Alaska 390 1.31 2.09 $ 22.10 $ 45,970
Maine 740 1.29 2.06 $ 23.71 $ 49,330
Montana 530 1.17 1.87 $ 23.14 $ 48,120




Top paying states for Postal Service Clerks:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 430 0.75 1.20 $ 26.53 $ 55,180
Arizona 1,120 0.40 0.63 $ 25.95 $ 53,970
Massachusetts 2,200 0.66 1.05 $ 25.56 $ 53,170
Tennessee 1,400 0.48 0.77 $ 25.46 $ 52,950
North Carolina 2,360 0.55 0.88 $ 25.32 $ 52,670





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Postal Service Clerks:

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 6,290 0.71 1.14 $ 25.22 $ 52,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,620 0.62 0.99 $ 24.07 $ 50,070
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,900 0.44 0.70 $ 25.18 $ 52,380
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,680 0.62 0.99 $ 25.46 $ 52,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,570 0.52 0.83 $ 25.12 $ 52,250
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 1,430 0.55 0.88 $ 25.81 $ 53,680
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 1,370 0.77 1.23 $ 25.62 $ 53,290
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 1,360 0.38 0.61 $ 25.55 $ 53,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 1,290 0.49 0.79 $ 25.11 $ 52,220
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,150 0.49 0.79 $ 24.84 $ 51,670




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kingston, NY 140 2.63 4.21 $ 25.96 $ 54,000
Beckley, WV 100 2.45 3.92 $ 22.63 $ 47,070
Barnstable Town, MA 150 1.61 2.58 $ 25.94 $ 53,950
Wichita, KS 460 1.59 2.54 $ 25.32 $ 52,660
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 60 1.57 2.52 $ 24.34 $ 50,620
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 50 1.49 2.38 $ 24.22 $ 50,380
Glens Falls, NY 70 1.47 2.35 $ 23.91 $ 49,740
Cumberland, MD-WV 50 1.46 2.33 $ 23.38 $ 48,620
Ocean City, NJ 50 1.38 2.20 $ 24.77 $ 51,520
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 40 1.26 2.02 $ 25.30 $ 52,620