$49,584
Avg. Salary
$17.10
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a United States Postal Worker (Carrier) is $17.10 per hour.

The average pay for a United States Postal Worker (Carrier) is $49,584 per year.

10%
$15.19
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$17.10
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$24.32
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MEDIAN $17.10
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$35k
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$63k
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MEDIAN $49,584
$34,908 - $62,865
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MEDIAN: $49,584
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$0$62K
Salary $34,908 - $62,865
Bonus $10.14 - $8,081
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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$32,178 - $60,658
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 719
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $15.19 - $24.32
Hourly Tips $4.22
Overtime $20.12 - $41.08
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $10.14 - $8,081
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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$32,178 - $60,658
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 966

Job Description

Every day, we see mail carriers keeping up with the still-vital job of ensuring efficient and secure delivery of letters, packages, and catalogs. The US Postal system's creed is that neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night prevents them from making their deliveries, and often the brunt of that promise falls to mail carriers who must negotiate various weather and driving conditions in that effort.

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United States Postal Worker (Carrier) Tasks
  • Loading mail and parcels in delivery sequence into delivery vehicle.
  • Other administrative duties are required.
  • Dismounting if required to deliver parcels, Express mail, and other accountable mail items.
  • Delivering mail to customer boxes along an assigned line-of-travel.

Common Career Paths


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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a United States Postal Worker (Carrier) has a positive trend. An entry-level United States Postal Worker (Carrier) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 649 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A United States Postal Worker (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 135 salaries. An experienced United States Postal Worker (Carrier) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 190 salaries. A United States Postal Worker (Carrier) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 131 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

30%

National Average: $40,741

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

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an United States Postal Worker (Carrier)?

United States Postal Worker (Carrier) in Las Vegas:
"The good the bad the ugly."
Pros: I like the culture here and the people here it's very riveting.
Cons: The heat easily is what so bad. And just the Weather period.

United States Postal Worker (Carrier) in Athens:
Pros: Customers.
Cons: Management is horrible and treat you badly.

United States Postal Worker (Carrier) in St. Petersburg:
"Stressful."
Pros: Working outside and being by myself.
Cons: Management.

United States Postal Worker (Carrier) in Tennessee Ridge:
"Good."
Pros: I like to walk an do a good job of it.
Cons: Working under a bad supervisor and tell me when I will be back.

United States Postal Worker (Carrier) in Brentwood:
"Awesome."
Pros: Interacting with the public.
Cons: Mandatory overtime and long hrs.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

Experienced
▲37%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$41,000

▼13%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Driving
▲15%

National Average
$41,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 108 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 30%