Postal Service Mail Carrier Salary

Postal Service Mail Carriers in the United States take home an average $16.50 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Postal Service Mail Carriers is high. Postal Service Mail Carriers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 65 percent. Although more than a third lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and more than two-fifths get dental coverage, too. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$30,574 - $62,752
$31K
$49K
$63K
MEDIAN: $49,285
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$14.39 - $25.12
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MEDIAN: $16.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,574 - $62,752  
   
Bonus
$52.09 - $3,445  
Total Pay (?
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$30,400 - $60,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 378
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.39 - $25.12  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.75  
Overtime
$17.29 - $42.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$52.09 - $3,445  
   
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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$30,400 - $60,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 612

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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. 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 $43K 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.

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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.


For many Postal Service Mail Carriers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $35K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $46K. On average, Postal Service Mail Carriers make $54K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $58K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Key Stats for Postal Service Mail Carrier

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Postal Service Mail Carrier Salaries

Late-Career
▲48%

Experienced
▲39%

Mid-Career
▲18%

National Average
$39,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Postal Service Mail Carrier Salaries

Sorting
▲49%

Customer Service
▲2%

National Average
$39,000

mail carrier
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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