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Postal Service Mail Carriers Salary Information

The salary statistics of postal service mail carriers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of postal service mail carriers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The postal service mail carriers 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 Mail Carriers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,420
25th Percentile Wage
$36,800
50th Percentile Wage
$58,110
75th Percentile Wage
$59,860
90th Percentile Wage
$61,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postal service mail carriers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postal service mail carriers is $61,100. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,420. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 82% 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 mail carriers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,110-0.29%2.79%
201558,2801.85%-
201457,2001.24%-
201356,4900.00%-
201256,490--

Table 2. Postal Service Mail Carriers Salary by Industry Sector

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

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$58,110

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postal Service Mail Carriers by States

From the above tables we note that not only postal service mail carriers 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 mail carriers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $44,240 to $59,850. The highest paying state for postal service mail carriers is Hawaii with a median annual salary of $59,850. The lowest paying state is North Dakota with a median annual salary of $44,240. For more salary information of postal service mail carriers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Hawaii
$59,850
Massachusetts
$59,850
Virgin Islands
$59,850
Connecticut
$59,840
District of Columbia
$59,840
New Jersey
$59,840
California
$59,840
Nevada
$59,070
Rhode Island
$59,070
Utah
$59,070
Alaska
$59,060
Florida
$58,940
Guam
$58,940
Arizona
$58,680
New York
$58,670
Washington
$58,660
Puerto Rico
$58,660
Illinois
$58,520
Colorado
$58,520
Delaware
$58,510
Maryland
$58,280
New Mexico
$57,880
Michigan
$57,730
Texas
$57,660
Ohio
$57,490
Pennsylvania
$57,480
Georgia
$56,370
Oregon
$56,300
Tennessee
$55,120
Indiana
$55,110
Louisiana
$55,110
North Carolina
$55,080
Idaho
$55,070
New Hampshire
$54,760
Wisconsin
$54,720
Virginia
$54,280
Iowa
$54,080
Kentucky
$53,940
South Carolina
$53,840
Wyoming
$53,500
Minnesota
$53,250
Alabama
$52,890
Missouri
$52,720
Arkansas
$52,530
Oklahoma
$52,530
Kansas
$52,280
West Virginia
$51,910
Mississippi
$50,870
Vermont
$50,510
Nebraska
$50,340
Montana
$50,090
Maine
$49,740
South Dakota
$46,000
North Dakota
$44,240


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