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Postal Service Clerk Salary Information

The salary statistics of postal service clerks are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of postal service clerks within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The postal service clerks annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Postal Service Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,520
25th Percentile Wage
$39,790
50th Percentile Wage
$56,790
75th Percentile Wage
$56,800
90th Percentile Wage
$57,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postal service clerks. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postal service clerks is $57,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,520. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 78% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,7900.00%6.52%
201556,7902.11%-
201455,5903.15%-
201353,8401.39%-
201253,090--

Table 2. Postal Service Clerk Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postal service clerks in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$56,790

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postal Service Clerks by States

From the above tables we note that not only postal service clerks salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of postal service clerks in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $39,810 to $56,800. The highest paying state for postal service clerks is Virgin Islands with a median annual salary of $56,800. The lowest paying state is North Dakota with a median annual salary of $39,810. For more salary information of postal service clerks profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Virgin Islands
$56,800
Alabama
$56,790
Arizona
$56,790
Connecticut
$56,790
Delaware
$56,790
District of Columbia
$56,790
Florida
$56,790
Georgia
$56,790
Hawaii
$56,790
Illinois
$56,790
Indiana
$56,790
Louisiana
$56,790
Maryland
$56,790
Nevada
$56,790
New Hampshire
$56,790
New Jersey
$56,790
Massachusetts
$56,790
Michigan
$56,790
New York
$56,790
North Carolina
$56,790
California
$56,790
Colorado
$56,790
Ohio
$56,790
Oregon
$56,790
Pennsylvania
$56,790
Rhode Island
$56,790
South Carolina
$56,790
Tennessee
$56,790
Texas
$56,790
Virginia
$56,790
Washington
$56,790
Guam
$56,790
Puerto Rico
$56,790
Utah
$55,600
Wisconsin
$54,950
Kentucky
$54,010
New Mexico
$42,700
Kansas
$42,080
Idaho
$41,720
Mississippi
$41,720
Oklahoma
$41,720
Missouri
$41,710
Wyoming
$41,510
Minnesota
$41,170
Maine
$40,770
Alaska
$40,760
Montana
$40,760
Arkansas
$40,760
Vermont
$40,760
West Virginia
$40,760
Iowa
$40,750
Nebraska
$40,750
South Dakota
$40,270
North Dakota
$39,810



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