Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
336,900 0.0 % $24.05 $50,020 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.07 $17.41 $27.40 $28.78 $29.38
Annual Wage (2) $33,420 $36,210 $57,000 $59,850 $61,110


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) 336,890 52.51 $24.05 $50,020

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) 336,890 52.51 $24.05 $50,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 336,890 52.51 $24.05 $50,020


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 35,170 2.11 0.89 $24.72 $51,420
Texas 24,680 2.08 0.88 $24.02 $49,960
New York 22,400 2.43 1.03 $24.07 $50,060
Florida 20,170 2.40 1.01 $24.21 $50,350
Illinois 15,490 2.61 1.11 $24.11 $50,160




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 12,510 2.92 1.24 $23.81 $49,530
Alabama 5,490 2.85 1.21 $24.09 $50,100
Mississippi 3,180 2.84 1.20 $23.93 $49,770
Connecticut 4,680 2.83 1.20 $24.19 $50,310
Missouri 7,750 2.78 1.18 $23.63 $49,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,120 1.76 0.75 $25.05 $52,100
California 35,170 2.11 0.89 $24.72 $51,420
Massachusetts 8,190 2.32 0.98 $24.49 $50,930
New Jersey 10,520 2.62 1.11 $24.46 $50,880
District of Columbia 1,040 1.46 0.62 $24.39 $50,740



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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 15,890 2.37 1.00 $24.27 $50,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 9,570 2.16 0.91 $24.70 $51,370
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 8,420 2.30 0.97 $24.44 $50,840
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,270 2.14 0.91 $23.97 $49,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,720 2.18 0.92 $24.15 $50,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 5,490 2.18 0.92 $23.72 $49,330
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,440 1.78 0.75 $24.53 $51,030
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,870 1.95 0.83 $24.33 $50,600
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,750 1.94 0.82 $24.13 $50,200
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 3,750 2.04 0.86 $25.03 $52,070


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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)
Sebring, FL 120 4.65 1.97 $23.00 $47,830
Jacksonville, NC 200 4.34 1.84 $24.18 $50,300
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA NECTA Division 170 4.02 1.70 $25.58 $53,200
Ocean City, NJ 160 4.00 1.69 $23.29 $48,440
Monroe, MI 150 4.00 1.69 $23.84 $49,590
Danville, IL 100 3.98 1.68 $23.60 $49,080
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 200 3.97 1.68 $23.93 $49,770
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 740 3.86 1.64 $23.90 $49,710
Waterbury, CT 260 3.81 1.61 $23.99 $49,900
Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH 140 3.81 1.61 $23.66 $49,210