Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers

Sort mail for delivery. Deliver mail on established route by vehicle or on foot.


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)
328,950 0.0 % $24.33 $50,610 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.07 $17.69 $27.94 $28.78 $29.37
Annual Wage (2) $33,420 $36,800 $58,110 $59,860 $61,100


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 328,950 52.02 $24.33 $50,610

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 328,950 52.02 $24.33 $50,610

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 328,950 52.02 $24.33 $50,610


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 34,590 2.17 0.92 $25.11 $52,240
Texas 23,990 2.04 0.87 $24.22 $50,380
New York 22,430 2.47 1.05 $24.27 $50,480
Florida 19,660 2.39 1.02 $24.50 $50,960
Illinois 15,300 2.59 1.11 $24.33 $50,610




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)
Michigan 11,950 2.84 1.21 $24.30 $50,540
Alabama 5,320 2.78 1.19 $24.20 $50,340
Mississippi 3,080 2.76 1.18 $24.10 $50,120
Connecticut 4,570 2.74 1.17 $24.65 $51,270
Missouri 7,540 2.73 1.17 $23.82 $49,540




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,100 1.74 0.74 $25.43 $52,900
California 34,590 2.17 0.92 $25.11 $52,240
Massachusetts 7,980 2.30 0.98 $25.02 $52,050
New Jersey 10,340 2.61 1.12 $24.82 $51,630
Connecticut 4,570 2.74 1.17 $24.65 $51,270





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 15,890 2.41 1.03 $24.54 $51,030
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,600 2.27 0.97 $25.00 $52,000
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 8,340 2.29 0.98 $24.69 $51,360
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,170 2.10 0.90 $24.20 $50,330
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,370 2.10 0.90 $24.59 $51,150
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,230 2.10 0.90 $24.13 $50,200
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,350 1.79 0.76 $24.84 $51,680
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,800 1.99 0.85 $24.13 $50,200
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 3,770 2.93 1.25 $25.03 $52,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,710 1.92 0.82 $24.70 $51,380