Postal Service Mail Carrier Salary

The average Postal Service Mail Carrier in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $16.18 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $14.39 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $24.27. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. There are more male Postal Service Mail Carriers than female among those who completed the questionnaire, making up 60 percent. Most Postal Service Mail Carriers report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by just over two-fifths.

$30,315 - $61,019
(Median)
$30K
$50K
$61K
MEDIAN: $50,142
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.39 - $24.27
(Median)
$14
$16
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,315 - $61,019  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,012  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$30,231 - $58,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 266
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.39 - $24.27  
   
Overtime
$17.04 - $41.69  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,012  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$30,231 - $58,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 420
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Job Description for Postal Service Mail Carrier

Postal service mail carriers are employed to deliver and collect mail on an assigned route with a daily schedule. Postal Service routes may be delivered by vehicle or on foot, depending on the area assigned. Mail delivery must be done in all types of weather. Carriers are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and efficient manner. A basic familiarity with local geography is a necessity. Knowledge of basic postal laws, regulations, and products is also required.

Read More...

Postal Service Mail Carrier Tasks

  • Drive the postal service vehicle.
  • Hand-deliver mail and obtain signatures.
  • Deliver mail to business and residencies along an assigned route.

Common Career Paths for Postal Service Mail Carrier


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Though not the most common occurrence, Postal Service Mail Carriers sometimes become Registered Nurses, where the average income is $55K per year. As Postal Service Mail Carriers progress in their field, many go on to become United States Postal Carriers. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and pay for the position is usually $44K per year. Another common career choice for Postal Service Mail Carriers is to move into a Customer Service Supervisor role. Typically, Customer Service Supervisors get paid $37K.

Postal Service Mail Carrier Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Postal Service Mail Carriers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Customer Service and mail carrier are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include mail carrier.

Pay by Experience Level for Postal Service Mail Carrier

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $34K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $43K. Postal Service Mail Carriers bring in $54K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $56K.

Postal Service Mail Carrier Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Postal Service Mail Carrier in Milton:
"Develop good working habits, work safety and accurately."
Make doing the job according to procedure a habit. Do not cut corners. If you are in the habit of doing it the way it is supposed to be done you won't have to worry about being watched and you are less likely to be injured or make mistakes. Expect to be slow when you start. Don't let management push you to go too fast. HASTE MAKES MISTAKES. If you aim for accuracy and working safely you will become more efficient and being faster will follow. When doing your job, you are a professional behave in a way that projects that to the public. And while driving if you are entering an intersection or pulling on to a road remember to always look LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT and really see what is there before moving.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Postal Service Mail Carrier Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 40%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Postal Service Mail Carrier Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 4%

National Average
$39,000

mail carrier
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 37%
ADVERTISEMENT