Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
307,490 0.0 % $24.47 $50,890 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.26 $19.75 $27.16 $27.17 $27.74
Annual Wage (2) $33,810 $41,080 $56,490 $56,510 $57,700


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 307,480 50.16 $24.47 $50,890

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 307,480 50.16 $24.47 $50,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 307,480 50.16 $24.47 $50,890


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 32,570 2.21 0.95 $25.56 $53,170
Texas 20,990 1.92 0.83 $24.48 $50,910
New York 20,440 2.37 1.02 $24.87 $51,720
Florida 17,910 2.40 1.04 $24.59 $51,150
Illinois 14,800 2.59 1.12 $24.49 $50,940




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 11,640 2.91 1.26 $24.28 $50,510
Alabama 5,130 2.78 1.20 $23.73 $49,350
Mississippi 2,960 2.74 1.18 $23.61 $49,100
Missouri 7,060 2.67 1.15 $23.83 $49,570
New Jersey 10,050 2.63 1.13 $25.08 $52,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,030 1.71 0.74 $25.60 $53,260
California 32,570 2.21 0.95 $25.56 $53,170
District of Columbia 920 1.37 0.59 $25.40 $52,840
Massachusetts 7,630 2.34 1.01 $25.36 $52,750
Connecticut 4,170 2.55 1.10 $25.19 $52,390





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 11,710 2.23 0.96 $25.37 $52,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 8,780 2.21 0.95 $25.76 $53,590
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 8,730 2.36 1.02 $25.01 $52,010
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,310 1.92 0.83 $24.51 $50,980
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,850 2.10 0.91 $24.72 $51,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,540 1.92 0.83 $24.66 $51,300
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,490 2.44 1.05 $24.81 $51,610
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,820 1.78 0.77 $24.91 $51,820
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 3,700 2.11 0.91 $25.95 $53,970
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 3,590 2.91 1.25 $25.37 $52,770