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Postal Service Mail Carrier Salary

Postal Service Mail Carriers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $16.58 per hour. Compensation ranges from $14.46 per hour on the lower end to $24.76 on the higher end. Most Postal Service Mail Carriers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although the larger part have medical coverage and just over two-fifths have dental coverage, nearly one in three claim no health benefits at all. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$30,848 - $60,644
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $51,329
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$14.46 - $24.76
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,848 - $60,644  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,008  
Total Pay (?
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$30,393 - $58,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.46 - $24.76  
   
Overtime
$20.46 - $42.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,008  
   
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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$30,393 - $58,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Postal Service Mail Carrier

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


Postal Service Mail Carriers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $34K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $42K. Postal Service Mail Carriers see a median salary of $54K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $56K.

Experience Affects Postal Service Mail Carrier Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 34%