Postal Service Mail Carrier Salary

Median pay for Postal Service Mail Carriers in the United States is around $16.72 per hour. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and the individual firm are driving factors as well. More than half of Postal Service Mail Carriers (61 percent) survey respondents are men. Most Postal Service Mail Carriers report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — approximately one-third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,926 - $62,802
$31K
$50K
$63K
MEDIAN: $49,607
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$14.45 - $25.88
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MEDIAN: $16.72
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$0$62K
Salary $30,926 - $62,802
Bonus $3.00 - $3,414
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).
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$30,613 - $60,873
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 439
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $14.45 - $25.88
Hourly Tips $0.43
Overtime $17.09 - $43.67
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $3.00 - $3,414
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).
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$30,613 - $60,873
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 644

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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.

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Postal Service Mail Carrier Tasks

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

Common Career Paths for Postal Service Mail Carrier


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Postal Service Mail Carriers do not often transition into Registered Nurse roles. The role averages $56K per year. With an annual salary of $43K, United States Postal Carrier is the most common role for Postal Service Mail Carriers to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Customer Service Supervisor role — which usually pays $37K — is also typical for Postal Service Mail Carriers, though less common by comparison.

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Pay by Experience Level for Postal Service Mail Carrier

Pay by Experience for a Postal Service Mail Carrier has a positive trend. An entry-level Postal Service Mail Carrier with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 641 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Postal Service Mail Carrier with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 121 salaries. An experienced Postal Service Mail Carrier which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 190 salaries. A Postal Service Mail Carrier with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 139 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,069

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 34 percent, Postal Service Mail Carriers in Portland receive some of the highest pay in the country. Postal Service Mail Carriers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+27 percent), Atlanta (+13 percent), Cleveland (+13 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Columbus, which sits 14 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in New York (8 percent lower) and San Francisco (7 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Postal Service Mail Carrier

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Postal Service Mail Carrier Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

Experienced
▲36%

Mid-Career
▲13%

National Average
$40,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Postal Service Mail Carrier Salaries

Sorting
▲45%


National Average
$40,000

mail carrier
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 33%
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