Training Requirements for Postal Service Mail Carriers

Postal service mail carriers need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Postal service mail carriers
Percent
Less than High School 2.4
High School 35.2
Some College 37.0
Associates Degree 10.8
Bachelors Degree 12.7
Masters Degree 1.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment Outlook for Postal Service Mail Carriers

This represents about 297,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 78,000 less postal service mail carriers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 57,000 more.

Typical Income for Postal Service Mail Carriers

Hourly Income

On average,postal service mail carriers make $24.33 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Postal service mail carriers $16.07 $17.69 $27.94 $28.78 $29.37
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 mail carriers make $50,610 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Postal service mail carriers $33,420 $36,800 $58,110 $59,860 $61,100
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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