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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Postal Service Mail Carriers Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,420
25th Percentile Wage
$36,210
50th Percentile Wage
$57,000
75th Percentile Wage
$59,850
90th Percentile Wage
$61,110

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 $61,110. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,420. Notice 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 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postal service mail carriers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,000
-1.95% 0.89%
2016
$58,110
-0.29% -
2015
$58,280
1.85% -
2014
$57,200
1.24% -
2013
$56,490
0.00% -
2012
$56,490
- -

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
$57,000

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 $40,120 to $59,850. The highest paying state for postal service mail carriers is Virgin Islands with a median annual salary of $59,850. The lowest paying state is Guam with a median annual salary of $40,120. 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
Virgin Islands
$59,850
Hawaii
$59,840
Massachusetts
$59,840
New Jersey
$59,840
District of Columbia
$59,840
California
$59,840
Connecticut
$59,410
Nevada
$59,070
Alaska
$58,990
New York
$58,660
Florida
$58,270
Arizona
$58,260
Washington
$58,260
Puerto Rico
$57,880
Illinois
$57,870
Maryland
$57,480
Utah
$57,040
Pennsylvania
$56,860
Delaware
$56,750
Rhode Island
$55,350
Texas
$55,340
Colorado
$55,330
Ohio
$54,900
Tennessee
$53,740
Michigan
$53,610
New Mexico
$53,610
Georgia
$53,270
New Hampshire
$52,510
Idaho
$52,500
Wisconsin
$52,260
Kentucky
$52,040
North Carolina
$51,930
Minnesota
$51,040
Vermont
$50,690
Indiana
$50,690
West Virginia
$50,670
Iowa
$50,600
Alabama
$50,480
Arkansas
$50,230
South Carolina
$49,410
Virginia
$48,840
Mississippi
$48,240
Nebraska
$47,890
Montana
$47,810
Louisiana
$47,750
Missouri
$47,750
Maine
$47,740
Oregon
$46,860
Kansas
$46,860
Oklahoma
$46,850
South Dakota
$45,660
North Dakota
$44,820
Wyoming
$44,810
Guam
$40,120



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