May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 491100 - Postal Service (federal government)


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every state and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 491100 - Postal Service (federal government).

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, and the percent of establishments reporting the occupation, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

NAICS 491100 - Postal Service (federal government) is part of: NAICS 491000 - Postal Service (federal government).

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NAICS 491100 - Postal Service (federal government)

Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Group Employment Employment RSE Percent of total employment Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations total 641,570 0.0% 100.00% $28.15 $25.35 $52,730 0.2%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 16,590 0.0% 2.59% $37.44 $38.87 $80,860 0.2%
11-1000 Top Executives minor 430 0.0% 0.07% $59.72 $64.06 $133,250 1.0%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 400 0.0% 0.06% $57.53 $61.62 $128,160 0.4%
11-2000 Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers minor 360 0.0% 0.06% $46.11 $48.99 $101,900 0.8%
11-2020 Marketing and Sales Managers broad 340 0.0% 0.05% $45.36 $48.61 $101,110 0.7%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 100 0.0% 0.02% $51.86 $53.81 $111,930 0.9%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 240 0.0% 0.04% $42.39 $46.40 $96,520 0.8%
11-3000 Operations Specialties Managers minor 1,660 0.0% 0.26% $46.54 $49.36 $102,680 0.5%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 330 0.0% 0.05% $44.48 $46.54 $96,810 0.4%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 160 0.0% 0.03% $61.98 $63.89 $132,880 1.5%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 160 0.0% 0.03% $55.84 $58.50 $121,680 0.8%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 740 0.0% 0.11% $42.57 $44.12 $91,770 0.4%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 160 0.0% 0.03% $52.00 $53.58 $111,450 1.0%
11-3131 Training and Development Managers detail 70 0.0% 0.01% $42.11 $43.52 $90,530 0.9%
11-9000 Other Management Occupations minor 14,150 0.0% 2.21% $36.10 $36.63 $76,190 0.1%
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents detail 13,960 0.0% 2.18% $35.98 $36.38 $75,660 0.1%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 160 0.0% 0.02% $46.31 $51.28 $106,660 1.1%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 8,550 0.0% 1.33% $36.69 $37.09 $77,140 0.6%
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists minor 7,430 0.0% 1.16% $35.98 $36.54 $76,000 0.6%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 520 0.0% 0.08% $37.93 $38.67 $80,430 0.8%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 1,460 0.0% 0.23% $41.42 $39.36 $81,870 0.8%
13-1070 Human Resources Workers broad 1,490 0.0% 0.23% $33.48 $33.68 $70,060 1.0%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 1,130 0.0% 0.18% $30.21 $32.00 $66,570 1.3%
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists detail 360 0.0% 0.06% $38.55 $38.90 $80,900 0.6%
13-1081 Logisticians detail 550 0.0% 0.09% $36.33 $37.29 $77,550 0.7%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 910 0.0% 0.14% $36.03 $37.55 $78,110 0.8%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists detail 350 0.0% 0.05% $34.65 $35.76 $74,370 0.8%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 400 0.0% 0.06% $28.75 $33.11 $68,860 0.9%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 100 0.0% 0.02% $43.60 $43.31 $90,090 2.6%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 1,650 0.0% 0.26% $35.33 $35.68 $74,210 0.4%
13-2000 Financial Specialists minor 1,120 0.0% 0.17% $40.49 $40.75 $84,760 0.8%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 610 0.0% 0.09% $39.43 $40.13 $83,460 1.2%
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate detail 50 0.0% 0.01% $43.82 $44.88 $93,350 2.3%
13-2031 Budget Analysts detail 140 0.0% 0.02% $40.43 $40.69 $84,630 0.9%
13-2050 Financial Analysts and Advisors broad 40 0.0% 0.01% $46.95 $46.13 $95,960 (8)
13-2051 Financial Analysts detail 40 0.0% 0.01% $46.95 $46.13 $95,960 (8)
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other detail 280 0.0% 0.04% $40.97 $40.58 $84,410 1.1%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 2,100 0.0% 0.33% $39.37 $40.54 $84,320 0.9%
15-1100 Computer Occupations minor 1,800 0.0% 0.28% $39.35 $40.28 $83,780 0.9%
15-1120 Computer and Information Analysts broad 400 0.0% 0.06% $45.37 $45.26 $94,150 1.4%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 360 0.0% 0.06% $44.48 $45.05 $93,710 1.5%
15-1122 Information Security Analysts detail 30 0.0% 0.01% $49.08 $47.53 $98,860 2.1%
15-1130 Software Developers and Programmers broad 310 0.0% 0.05% $41.38 $42.59 $88,580 1.6%
15-1131 Computer Programmers detail 160 0.0% 0.02% $38.57 $39.18 $81,490 1.7%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software detail 140 0.0% 0.02% $45.29 $45.48 $94,600 1.9%
15-1140 Database and Systems Administrators and Network Architects broad 660 0.0% 0.10% $33.80 $37.87 $78,760 1.0%
15-1141 Database Administrators detail 370 0.0% 0.06% $28.75 $31.92 $66,400 1.0%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 300 0.0% 0.05% $46.08 $45.21 $94,050 1.2%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists broad 320 0.0% 0.05% $34.46 $35.24 $73,300 1.0%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 160 0.0% 0.02% $32.18 $33.32 $69,290 2.0%
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists detail 160 0.0% 0.03% $37.26 $37.11 $77,180 0.7%
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other detail 110 0.0% 0.02% $46.10 $45.18 $93,970 1.4%
15-2000 Mathematical Science Occupations minor 300 0.0% 0.05% $39.42 $42.09 $87,550 1.7%
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts detail 190 0.0% 0.03% $44.30 $44.25 $92,050 2.0%
15-2041 Statisticians detail 110 0.0% 0.02% $35.16 $38.54 $80,170 1.2%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 5,960 0.0% 0.93% $32.79 $33.50 $69,690 0.5%
17-1000 Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers minor 80 0.0% 0.01% $46.55 $47.33 $98,440 2.3%
17-1010 Architects, Except Naval broad 80 0.0% 0.01% $46.55 $47.32 $98,430 2.4%
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval detail 80 0.0% 0.01% $46.55 $47.32 $98,430 2.4%
17-2000 Engineers minor 590 0.0% 0.09% $37.82 $39.45 $82,050 0.7%
17-2070 Electrical and Electronics Engineers broad 30 0.0% 0.01% $41.22 $41.84 $87,030 1.7%
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer detail 30 0.0% 0.01% $41.22 $41.84 $87,030 1.7%
17-2110 Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety broad 480 0.0% 0.08% $36.77 $38.24 $79,540 0.6%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 480 0.0% 0.07% $36.77 $38.20 $79,460 0.6%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 40 0.0% 0.01% $43.65 $45.12 $93,850 2.5%
17-3000 Drafters, Engineering Technicians, and Mapping Technicians minor 5,290 0.0% 0.82% $32.79 $32.62 $67,850 0.5%
17-3020 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters broad 5,290 0.0% 0.82% $32.79 $32.62 $67,850 0.5%
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians detail 5,290 0.0% 0.82% $32.79 $32.62 $67,850 0.5%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 90 0.0% 0.01% $55.52 $52.95 $110,140 2.0%
19-3000 Social Scientists and Related Workers minor 60 0.0% 0.01% $55.09 $51.93 $108,010 2.4%
19-3011 Economists detail 40 0.0% 0.01% $58.12 $54.65 $113,680 2.6%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 320 0.0% 0.05% $63.24 $60.90 $126,670 1.3%
23-1000 Lawyers, Judges, and Related Workers minor 260 0.0% 0.04% $67.21 $66.33 $137,970 1.5%
23-1010 Lawyers and Judicial Law Clerks broad 250 0.0% 0.04% $67.26 $66.80 $138,940 1.5%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 250 0.0% 0.04% $67.26 $66.80 $138,940 1.5%
23-2000 Legal Support Workers minor 50 0.0% 0.01% $33.37 $34.35 $71,450 1.5%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 50 0.0% 0.01% $33.23 $34.25 $71,250 1.5%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 220 0.0% 0.03% $28.75 $28.38 $59,030 0.7%
25-3000 Other Teachers and Instructors minor 220 0.0% 0.03% $28.75 $28.38 $59,030 0.7%
25-3090 Miscellaneous Teachers and Instructors broad 220 0.0% 0.03% $28.75 $28.38 $59,030 0.7%
25-3097 Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers detail 220 0.0% 0.03% (4) (4) $59,030 0.7%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 140 0.0% 0.02% $42.81 $42.43 $88,250 1.5%
27-3000 Media and Communication Workers minor 120 0.0% 0.02% $42.81 $42.32 $88,030 1.4%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 80 0.0% 0.01% $43.56 $43.30 $90,070 1.4%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 470 0.0% 0.07% $33.75 $34.83 $72,450 0.6%
29-1000 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners minor 120 0.0% 0.02% $32.71 $34.20 $71,130 0.8%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 120 0.0% 0.02% $32.71 $34.20 $71,130 0.8%
29-9000 Other Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations minor 350 0.0% 0.05% $34.26 $35.05 $72,900 0.7%
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians broad 350 0.0% 0.05% $34.26 $35.05 $72,900 0.7%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 350 0.0% 0.05% $34.26 $35.05 $72,900 0.7%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,410 0.0% 0.22% $35.33 $37.33 $77,650 1.2%
33-1000 Supervisors of Protective Service Workers minor 200 0.0% 0.03% $42.82 $43.00 $89,440 1.2%
33-1010 First-Line Supervisors of Law Enforcement Workers broad 180 0.0% 0.03% $40.00 $41.97 $87,300 1.2%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives detail 180 0.0% 0.03% $40.00 $41.97 $87,300 1.2%
33-3000 Law Enforcement Workers minor 990 0.0% 0.15% $27.96 $36.44 $75,790 1.4%
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators detail 490 0.0% 0.08% $44.02 $46.64 $97,010 2.0%
33-3050 Police Officers broad 500 0.0% 0.08% $27.95 $26.54 $55,200 1.6%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 500 0.0% 0.08% $27.95 $26.54 $55,200 1.6%
33-9000 Other Protective Service Workers minor 210 0.0% 0.03% $35.85 $36.86 $76,660 1.7%
33-9090 Miscellaneous Protective Service Workers broad 210 0.0% 0.03% $35.85 $36.86 $76,660 1.7%
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other detail 210 0.0% 0.03% $35.85 $36.86 $76,660 1.7%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 15,710 0.0% 2.45% $27.13 $23.76 $49,430 0.3%
37-2000 Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers minor 14,970 0.0% 2.33% $27.13 $23.45 $48,770 0.4%
37-2010 Building Cleaning Workers broad 14,970 0.0% 2.33% $27.13 $23.45 $48,770 0.4%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 14,970 0.0% 2.33% $27.13 $23.45 $48,770 0.4%
37-3010 Grounds Maintenance Workers broad 740 0.0% 0.12% $30.39 $30.21 $62,830 0.7%
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other detail 740 0.0% 0.12% $30.39 $30.21 $62,830 0.7%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 920 0.0% 0.14% $35.06 $36.06 $75,000 0.9%
41-3000 Sales Representatives, Services minor 730 0.0% 0.11% $36.16 $37.08 $77,120 1.0%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 730 0.0% 0.11% $36.16 $37.08 $77,120 1.0%
41-9000 Other Sales and Related Workers minor 190 0.0% 0.03% $31.27 $32.15 $66,870 0.6%
41-9090 Miscellaneous Sales and Related Workers broad 190 0.0% 0.03% $31.27 $32.15 $66,870 0.6%
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other detail 190 0.0% 0.03% $31.27 $32.15 $66,870 0.6%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 560,090 0.0% 87.30% $27.94 $24.36 $50,670 0.2%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 15,340 0.0% 2.39% $31.05 $32.96 $68,560 0.3%
43-3000 Financial Clerks minor 410 0.0% 0.06% $31.78 $31.31 $65,130 3.1%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 380 0.0% 0.06% $31.78 $31.30 $65,100 3.2%
43-4000 Information and Record Clerks minor 510 0.0% 0.08% $28.75 $28.42 $59,110 0.6%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 330 0.0% 0.05% $28.74 $28.16 $58,560 0.6%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail 140 0.0% 0.02% $28.75 $28.68 $59,660 0.8%
43-5000 Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers minor 538,850 0.0% 83.99% $27.53 $24.09 $50,110 0.2%
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers detail 110 0.0% 0.02% $28.16 $28.02 $58,290 1.1%
43-5030 Dispatchers broad 30 0.0% 0.01% $29.36 $29.05 $60,430 1.7%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 30 0.0% 0.01% $29.36 $29.05 $60,430 1.7%
43-5050 Postal Service Workers broad 531,740 0.0% 82.88% $27.53 $24.04 $50,010 0.2%
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks detail 82,890 0.0% 12.92% $28.15 $23.91 $49,730 0.2%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 336,890 0.0% 52.51% $27.40 $24.05 $50,020 0.2%
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators detail 111,960 0.0% 17.45% $27.53 $24.12 $50,160 0.4%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 5,020 0.0% 0.78% $28.74 $27.90 $58,040 0.5%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 840 0.0% 0.13% $29.36 $28.32 $58,910 0.9%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 1,120 0.0% 0.17% $28.16 $27.93 $58,090 0.7%
43-6010 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants broad 920 0.0% 0.14% $28.39 $28.16 $58,570 0.5%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 100 0.0% 0.01% $29.81 $30.52 $63,480 1.7%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail 40 0.0% 0.01% $27.66 $27.32 $56,820 1.6%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 780 0.0% 0.12% $28.39 $27.92 $58,070 0.4%
43-9000 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers minor 4,040 0.0% 0.63% $28.15 $25.27 $52,560 0.8%
43-9011 Computer Operators detail 1,480 0.0% 0.23% $28.74 $28.20 $58,660 0.4%
43-9020 Data Entry and Information Processing Workers broad 1,220 0.0% 0.19% $18.92 $19.48 $40,530 3.0%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 1,210 0.0% 0.19% $18.92 $19.44 $40,440 3.0%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks detail 40 0.0% 0.01% $28.16 $28.18 $58,610 1.4%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 1,220 0.0% 0.19% $28.16 $27.82 $57,870 0.5%
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other detail 70 0.0% 0.01% $17.01 $17.83 $37,090 2.2%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 110 0.0% 0.02% $29.37 $29.23 $60,800 1.3%
47-2000 Construction Trades Workers minor 110 0.0% 0.02% $29.37 $29.23 $60,800 1.3%
47-2111 Electricians detail 40 0.0% 0.01% $29.37 $29.22 $60,780 1.4%
47-2140 Painters and Paperhangers broad 30 0.0% 0.01% $29.37 $29.35 $61,040 1.6%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 30 0.0% 0.01% $29.37 $29.35 $61,040 1.6%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 16,480 0.0% 2.57% $30.39 $30.20 $62,830 0.4%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 2,770 0.0% 0.43% $37.02 $37.85 $78,720 0.4%
49-3000 Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers minor 4,020 0.0% 0.63% $29.36 $28.06 $58,360 0.4%
49-3020 Automotive Technicians and Repairers broad 4,000 0.0% 0.62% $29.36 $28.07 $58,380 0.4%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 190 0.0% 0.03% $30.39 $29.81 $62,000 0.9%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 3,810 0.0% 0.59% $29.36 $27.98 $58,200 0.4%
49-9000 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations minor 9,680 0.0% 1.51% $30.06 $28.91 $60,130 0.5%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 1,780 0.0% 0.28% $30.39 $30.23 $62,880 0.7%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 7,560 0.0% 1.18% $28.75 $28.44 $59,140 0.4%
49-9090 Miscellaneous Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers broad 330 0.0% 0.05% $28.78 $32.67 $67,940 0.6%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail 330 0.0% 0.05% $28.78 $32.68 $67,970 0.6%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 150 0.0% 0.02% $30.40 $32.97 $68,580 1.3%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 30 0.0% (7) $39.61 $39.44 $82,030 1.1%
51-4000 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers minor 30 0.0% (7) $29.37 $28.79 $59,870 1.6%
51-8000 Plant and System Operators minor 50 0.0% 0.01% $39.08 $37.57 $78,150 3.3%
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators detail 50 0.0% 0.01% $39.08 $37.57 $78,150 3.3%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 12,270 0.0% 1.91% $29.36 $28.91 $60,140 0.4%
53-1000 Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers minor 4,290 0.0% 0.67% $33.75 $33.70 $70,110 0.4%
53-1048 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail 4,290 0.0% 0.67% $33.75 $33.70 $70,110 0.4%
53-3000 Motor Vehicle Operators minor 7,710 0.0% 1.20% $28.75 $26.40 $54,920 0.6%
53-3030 Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers broad 7,710 0.0% 1.20% $28.75 $26.40 $54,920 0.6%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 5,550 0.0% 0.87% $29.36 $26.34 $54,790 0.6%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 2,160 0.0% 0.34% $28.74 $26.55 $55,230 0.8%
53-7000 Material Moving Workers minor 260 0.0% 0.04% $27.62 $24.30 $50,530 0.9%
53-7060 Laborers and Material Movers, Hand broad 40 0.0% 0.01% $20.60 $23.46 $48,790 3.5%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors detail 160 0.0% 0.03% $27.62 $23.91 $49,730 0.7%
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other detail 50 0.0% 0.01% $27.62 $25.80 $53,660 1.9%


About May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.




Other OES estimates and related information:

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May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

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Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018