Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
342,410 0.0 % $24.89 $51,780 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.78 $17.79 $26.54 $30.05 $30.75
Annual Wage (2) $36,990 $37,000 $55,210 $62,500 $63,970


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) 342,410 54.01 $24.89 $51,780

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) 342,410 54.01 $24.89 $51,780

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 342,410 54.01 $24.89 $51,780


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 34,290 2.02 0.85 $25.81 $53,680
Texas 25,130 2.07 0.88 $24.82 $51,620
New York 22,400 2.39 1.01 $25.07 $52,150
Florida 20,340 2.36 1.00 $25.05 $52,090
Illinois 15,730 2.62 1.11 $25.04 $52,090




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)
Alabama 5,740 2.95 1.25 $24.67 $51,320
Mississippi 3,290 2.93 1.24 $24.64 $51,260
Michigan 12,630 2.92 1.24 $24.69 $51,340
Connecticut 4,800 2.89 1.22 $25.07 $52,150
Missouri 7,900 2.82 1.19 $24.53 $51,010




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 1.74 0.74 $26.05 $54,190
California 34,290 2.02 0.85 $25.81 $53,680
District of Columbia 980 1.37 0.58 $25.60 $53,250
New Jersey 10,390 2.56 1.08 $25.43 $52,890
Massachusetts 8,190 2.29 0.97 $25.35 $52,730





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 22,550 2.37 1.00 $25.42 $52,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 12,250 2.00 0.85 $25.98 $54,030
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 11,020 2.37 1.00 $25.24 $52,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,060 2.25 0.95 $24.77 $51,520
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 6,880 2.42 1.02 $25.20 $52,420
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 6,770 1.90 0.80 $25.23 $52,480
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 6,330 2.12 0.90 $24.80 $51,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,100 2.27 0.96 $24.56 $51,070
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 5,920 2.14 0.91 $25.73 $53,520
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,790 2.24 0.95 $25.42 $52,860