Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

43-5051 Postal Service Clerks

Perform any combination of tasks in a post office, such as receive letters and parcels; sell postage and revenue stamps, postal cards, and stamped envelopes; fill out and sell money orders; place mail in pigeon holes of mail rack or in bags; and examine mail for correct postage.


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)
71,910 0.0 % $22.87 $47,570 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.64 $16.81 $25.88 $26.03 $26.92
Annual Wage (2) $26,280 $34,960 $53,840 $54,130 $56,000


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 71,910 11.73 $22.87 $47,570

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 71,910 11.73 $22.87 $47,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 71,910 11.73 $22.87 $47,570


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 7,440 0.51 0.93 $24.08 $50,080
New York 5,360 0.62 1.14 $23.82 $49,540
Texas 4,250 0.39 0.72 $22.92 $47,670
Florida 3,700 0.50 0.92 $23.47 $48,820
Pennsylvania 3,470 0.62 1.14 $22.31 $46,400




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)
Vermont 300 0.99 1.82 $23.21 $48,270
West Virginia 660 0.93 1.72 $19.39 $40,340
Montana 400 0.92 1.69 $19.98 $41,570
Maine 510 0.87 1.61 $22.37 $46,530
Arkansas 970 0.84 1.54 $19.95 $41,490




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 150 0.22 0.41 $25.07 $52,160
Rhode Island 250 0.55 1.02 $25.05 $52,100
Connecticut 960 0.59 1.08 $24.60 $51,170
New Jersey 2,660 0.70 1.29 $24.36 $50,670
Arizona 990 0.40 0.74 $24.34 $50,620





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,050 0.58 1.07 $24.29 $50,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,000 0.50 0.93 $24.02 $49,950
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,600 0.43 0.80 $23.88 $49,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,150 0.48 0.89 $24.33 $50,610
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,040 0.56 1.04 $23.89 $49,700
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,020 0.44 0.81 $24.87 $51,730
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 970 0.55 1.02 $24.49 $50,930
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 940 0.76 1.40 $24.93 $51,860
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 820 0.38 0.70 $24.60 $51,180
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 760 0.77 1.42 $25.02 $52,040