What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Postal Service Mail Carrier Salary

An average Postal Service Mail Carrier in the United States can expect to take home roughly $16.40 per hour. Earnings sit near $14.57 per hour on the lower side but can approach $24.75 on the higher side. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Postal Service Mail Carriers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although the greater part have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, approximately one in three claim no health benefits at all. Men working as Postal Service Mail Carriers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 59 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,410 - $60,780
(Median)
$30K
$51K
$61K
MEDIAN: $51,052
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.57 - $24.75
(Median)
$15
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,410 - $60,780  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
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).
)
$30,577 - $58,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.57 - $24.75  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $41.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,030  
   
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).
)
$30,577 - $58,453  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227

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


Postal Service Mail Carriers may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Registered Nurse. The latter position pays an average of $55K annually. With an annual salary of $45K, 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.

Postal Service Mail Carrier Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $43K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $34K. Postal Service Mail Carriers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $54K. 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.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Experience Affects Postal Service Mail Carrier Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 33%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
41 %
Male
59 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 34%
ADVERTISEMENT