Information About Postal Service Clerks

Training Requirements for Postal Service Clerks

Postal service clerks need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Postal service clerks
Training for Postal Service Clerks
Percent
Less than High School 3.0
High School 30.1
Some College 38.2
Associates Degree 11.3
Bachelors Degree 15.5
Masters Degree 1.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment outlook for Postal Service Clerks

Represents about 69,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 18,000 less postal service clerks but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 8,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, postal service clerks make $23.25 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Postal service clerks $15.63 $19.13 $27.30 $27.31 $27.88
Office and administrative support occupations $9.95 $12.39 $16.37 $21.90 $28.46
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers $9.24 $10.81 $14.63 $20.20 $27.87
Postal service workers $16.06 $17.70 $27.30 $28.77 $28.78
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, postal service clerks make $48,360 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Postal service clerks $32,520 $39,790 $56,790 $56,800 $57,990
Office and administrative support occupations $20,700 $25,760 $34,050 $45,550 $59,190
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers $19,220 $22,490 $30,430 $42,010 $57,970
Postal service workers $33,410 $36,820 $56,790 $59,850 $59,860
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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