Information About Postal Service Mail Carriers

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Training

Postal service mail carriers need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Postal service mail carriers
Training for Postal Service Mail Carriers
Percent
Less than High School 2.5
High School 36.4
Some College 36.5
Associates Degree 10.7
Bachelors Degree 12.6
Masters Degree 1.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment

Represents about 343,000 people in the United States- 0.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are down Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 3,000 less postal service mail carriers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 107,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, postal service mail carriers make $24.71 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Postal service mail carriers $19.40 $22.50 $26.50 $26.70 $27.20
Office and administrative support occupations $9.13 $11.40 $15.00 $20.00 $25.90
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, postal service mail carriers make $51,390 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Postal service mail carriers $40,470 $46,990 $55,160 $55,530 $56,720
Office and administrative support occupations $18,980 $23,760 $31,250 $41,590 $53,880
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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