Postal Service Mail Carriers Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for postal service mail carriers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postal service mail carriers among Tennessee areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postal Service Mail Carriers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,410
25th Percentile Wage
$36,800
50th Percentile Wage
$55,120
75th Percentile Wage
$59,860
90th Percentile Wage
$64,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postal service mail carriers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $64,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,410.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.02
25th Percentile Wage
$17.69
50th Percentile Wage
$26.50
75th Percentile Wage
$28.78
90th Percentile Wage
$31.19

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postal service mail carriers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $31.19. The median hourly salary is $26.50. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.02.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postal service mail carriers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,120-2.25%2.34%
201556,3602.15%-
201455,1502.23%-
201353,9200.17%-
201253,830--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postal Service Mail Carriers in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postal service mail carriers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postal service mail carriers in state of Tennessee ranges from $47,550 to $59,370. The highest paying area for postal service mail carriers in Tennessee is Cleveland with a median annual salary of $59,370. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Memphis (mean annual salary $58,260). The lowest paying area is Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cleveland
$59,370
Memphis
$58,260
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$57,790
Clarksville
$57,090
Knoxville
$56,470
Chattanooga
$55,840
Jackson
$54,530
Johnson City
$52,890
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$51,470
South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$49,210
Morristown
$49,020
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,560
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$47,550


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