$50,298
Avg. Salary
$16.98
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$512

Bonus

$3,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Postal Service Mail Carrier is $16.98 per hour.

The average pay for a Postal Service Mail Carrier is $50,298 per year.

10%
$14.71
10%
$16.98
50%
$25.89
90%
90%
MEDIAN $16.98
10%
$32k
10%
$50k
50%
$63k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $50,298
$32,448 - $62,995
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$63K
MEDIAN: $50,298
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$0$62K
Salary $32,448 - $62,995
Bonus $1.19 - $3,548
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$31,150 - $61,139
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 692
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $14.71 - $25.89
Hourly Tips $0.38
Overtime $17.32 - $43.44
Annual Data $0$61K
Bonus $1.19 - $3,548
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$31,150 - $61,139
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 942

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.

Postal Service Mail Carrier Pay By Employer

$0$57K

$35,826

$35,111

$43,500

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.

Postal Service Mail Carrier Job Listings

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

12%

National Average: $40,696

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).

Postal Service Mail Carrier Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Postal Service Mail Carrier?

Postal Service Mail Carrier in Houston:
"Good."
Pros: Meeting people
Cons: Angry people for no reason

Postal Service Mail Carrier in Bell Gardens:
"Quick pases mail delivery."
Pros: The pay check. Wish I was paid more.
Cons: They always rush you to do everything fast and sometimes I dont even get lunch breaks. Stress.

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Key Stats for Postal Service Mail Carrier

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Postal Service Mail Carrier Salaries

Late-Career
▲43%

Experienced
▲34%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$41,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Postal Service Mail Carrier Salaries

Sorting
▲43%

National Average
$41,000


mail carrier
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 32%