May 2005 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 491000 - Postal Service


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 491000 - Postal Service.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

NAICS Industry 491000 - Postal Service is part of: Sectors 48 and 49 - Transportation and Warehousing.

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NAICS 491000 - Postal Service

All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 799,570 100.00% $22.50 $21.86 $45,470 0.2 %
 
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 32,800 4.10% $26.78 $28.27 $58,810 0.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 50 0.01% (5) $78.95 $164,220 6.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 610 0.08% $46.44 $51.26 $106,620 1.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 3,030 0.38% $32.76 $33.70 $70,090 0.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 180 0.02% $31.99 $35.62 $74,090 1.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 430 0.05% $40.58 $41.15 $85,590 0.7 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 0.01% $39.41 $41.63 $86,600 1.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 220 0.03% $43.66 $46.21 $96,110 1.4 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 80 0.01% $32.15 $34.13 $70,990 1.7 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 130 0.02% $32.14 $37.15 $77,280 2.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 (7) $60.33 $60.14 $125,080 4.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,240 0.16% $37.22 $37.05 $77,070 0.4 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 80 0.01% $30.56 $30.60 $63,660 0.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 26,120 3.27% $25.34 $25.83 $53,740 0.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 450 0.06% $33.03 $37.24 $77,460 0.9 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 11,240 1.41% $28.75 $28.98 $60,280 0.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 890 0.11% $29.03 $30.92 $64,320 0.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 1,710 0.21% $34.95 $32.68 $67,970 0.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 1,570 0.20% $30.02 $30.35 $63,130 0.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 520 0.07% $29.12 $30.04 $62,490 0.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 740 0.09% $24.84 $26.39 $54,890 0.7 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 920 0.12% $27.20 $28.54 $59,360 0.4 %
13-1081 Logisticians 590 0.07% $30.33 $30.73 $63,910 0.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 700 0.09% $31.27 $32.26 $67,100 0.6 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 2,430 0.30% $23.07 $21.92 $45,600 0.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 640 0.08% $31.64 $33.17 $68,990 0.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 70 0.01% $40.46 $40.59 $84,440 1.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 210 0.03% $32.38 $33.15 $68,960 0.7 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 0.01% $41.15 $42.22 $87,820 3.2 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 210 0.03% $31.00 $31.27 $65,050 0.6 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 3,330 0.42% $31.51 $32.48 $67,550 0.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 90 0.01% $37.34 $37.72 $78,460 1.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 450 0.06% $33.64 $33.73 $70,160 0.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 470 0.06% $24.94 $25.87 $53,820 0.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 240 0.03% $28.47 $30.03 $62,470 0.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 320 0.04% $32.94 $33.79 $70,290 0.7 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 230 0.03% $35.77 $36.50 $75,920 1.0 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 1,490 0.19% $32.19 $33.18 $69,010 0.7 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 8,120 1.02% $24.58 $25.08 $52,160 0.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 140 0.02% $39.08 $38.79 $80,690 1.0 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 70 0.01% $32.91 $33.35 $69,370 1.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 260 0.03% $33.33 $33.80 $70,300 0.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 0.01% $38.98 $38.78 $80,660 1.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 7,550 0.94% $24.38 $24.28 $50,500 0.4 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 220 0.03% $38.38 $38.14 $79,330 1.7 %
19-3011 Economists 40 0.01% $44.31 $42.23 $87,840 2.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 150 0.02% $37.65 $37.42 $77,830 1.7 %
 
Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 440 0.06% $43.52 $43.90 $91,310 1.1 %
23-1011 Lawyers 340 0.04% $47.40 $48.37 $100,610 1.2 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 90 0.01% $25.18 $25.27 $52,570 1.1 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 470 0.06% $30.00 $30.68 $63,810 0.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 0.01% $38.20 $38.49 $80,060 1.7 %
27-3041 Editors 250 0.03% $28.99 $28.30 $58,860 0.5 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 110 0.01% $33.22 $32.22 $67,020 1.0 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 610 0.08% $26.28 $27.60 $57,410 0.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 200 0.03% $24.97 $25.33 $52,680 0.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 390 0.05% $27.19 $27.41 $57,020 0.5 %
 
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 2,020 0.25% $25.99 $30.15 $62,720 0.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 210 0.03% $29.13 $32.33 $67,260 0.9 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 100 0.01% $32.08 $32.91 $68,450 0.8 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 150 0.02% $19.25 $19.06 $39,640 0.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 290 0.04% $34.80 $37.50 $77,990 0.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (8) (8) $23.47 $23.01 $47,850 1.5 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 470 0.06% $40.68 $39.69 $82,550 0.7 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 16,630 2.08% $18.89 $18.61 $38,700 0.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 16,060 2.01% $18.80 $18.41 $38,300 0.4 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 560 0.07% $24.25 $24.05 $50,020 0.5 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 18,400 2.30% $25.50 $26.16 $54,410 0.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 13,220 1.65% $25.72 $26.24 $54,580 0.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,690 0.46% $24.32 $24.18 $50,300 0.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 1,460 0.18% $29.69 $30.19 $62,790 0.3 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 666,800 83.39% $22.13 $21.10 $43,880 0.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,170 0.15% $25.12 $25.60 $53,250 0.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,470 0.18% $24.40 $24.43 $50,810 1.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 480 0.06% $24.38 $24.34 $50,630 0.6 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 390 0.05% $25.30 $25.69 $53,420 1.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 70 0.01% $24.34 $24.20 $50,340 1.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 330 0.04% $24.25 $24.05 $50,030 0.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 690 0.09% $24.35 $24.22 $50,370 0.6 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 130 0.02% $27.58 $27.49 $57,190 0.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 670 0.08% $24.25 $24.05 $50,020 0.7 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 30 (7) $23.86 $23.48 $48,840 1.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 78,710 9.84% $23.23 $22.51 $46,820 0.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 347,180 43.42% $22.27 $21.38 $44,460 0.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 208,600 26.09% $20.88 $20.01 $41,620 0.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 6,730 0.84% $24.11 $23.81 $49,520 0.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 2,010 0.25% $24.29 $24.14 $50,220 0.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3,400 0.43% $23.95 $23.58 $49,050 0.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 30 (7) $23.10 $23.82 $49,550 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 60 0.01% $23.05 $22.50 $46,790 1.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,120 0.14% $24.06 $23.77 $49,450 0.6 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 1,720 0.22% $24.13 $23.87 $49,660 0.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 7,440 0.93% $12.60 $13.93 $28,960 0.8 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 300 0.04% $24.58 $24.69 $51,350 0.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,720 0.47% $24.13 $23.87 $49,640 0.4 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 80 0.01% $24.38 $24.27 $50,490 0.8 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 180 0.02% $11.82 $13.03 $27,110 1.2 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 400 0.05% $24.05 $23.73 $49,350 1.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 90 0.01% $24.06 $23.75 $49,400 1.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 130 0.02% $23.98 $23.65 $49,180 1.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 120 0.02% $24.12 $23.82 $49,540 1.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 0.01% $24.13 $23.86 $49,630 2.1 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 20,620 2.58% $23.82 $23.80 $49,500 0.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 3,100 0.39% $28.98 $29.07 $60,460 0.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 710 0.09% $24.38 $24.30 $50,550 0.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 230 0.03% $24.12 $23.84 $49,590 0.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 3,730 0.47% $23.27 $22.79 $47,390 0.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 0.01% $24.11 $23.84 $49,580 1.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 2,350 0.29% $24.01 $23.68 $49,260 0.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50 0.01% $24.38 $24.27 $50,490 1.3 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 10,260 1.28% $22.95 $22.47 $46,730 0.5 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 130 0.02% $31.16 $31.43 $65,370 0.7 %
 
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 310 0.04% $25.69 $26.47 $55,050 0.9 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 80 0.01% $23.90 $23.53 $48,940 1.3 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 110 0.01% $29.83 $29.55 $61,470 1.4 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 0.01% $24.38 $24.27 $50,490 1.6 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 17,160 2.15% $24.73 $24.90 $51,800 0.4 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 50 0.01% $35.89 $36.47 $75,850 1.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 7,920 0.99% $28.23 $27.95 $58,130 0.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 5,720 0.72% $23.01 $22.58 $46,970 0.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 2,920 0.37% $22.60 $22.28 $46,340 0.7 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 90 0.01% $12.13 $12.03 $25,020 (8)
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 60 0.01% $19.21 $18.99 $39,500 3.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 200 0.03% $19.27 $19.13 $39,800 1.0 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 180 0.02% $18.93 $18.59 $38,670 1.6 %

About May 2005 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 mean 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.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

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

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) Wage data for this occupation were removed because of reporting errors.




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Last Modified Date: November 10, 2008