Salary for Postal Service Mail Carriers

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Also known as: City Letter Carrier, Letter Carrier, Mail Deliverer, Parcel Post Carrier, Postal Mail Carrier, Rural Mail Carrier, Rural Route Carrier, USPS Letter Carrier
Postal Service Mail Carriers are responsible for picking up sorted mail and delivering it to the appropriate address. Carriers are given a specific location in which mail is delivered, known as their route. A high school diploma is needed to work as a carrier, with additional on-the-job testing and training required. The in-demand position often has long waiting periods for approval, sometimes as long as 2 years.

A Postal Service Mail Carrier usually gets an average salary ranging between 40000 to 60000 depending on the level of education. Postal Service Mail Carriers can expect an average pay level of Fifty Thousand Three Hundred dollars each year.

Postal Service Mail Carriers can obtain the highest pay in Guam, where they receive a compensation of approximately $52210.

The national wage distribution is shown below. To overlay local salaries for a Postal Service Mail Carrier, please select your state.

ANNUAL SALARY

HOURLY RATE

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.86 percent nationwide in that time.
Postal Service Mail Carriers tend to make the most in the following industries
Transportation and Warehousing
$50,250
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Transportation and Warehousing
$50,250

SALARY COMPARISON BY STATE

HIGHEST PAYING

Postal Service Mail Carriers have the highest average income in the following states
Guam
$52,210
District of Columbia
$51,600
Virgin Islands
$51,410
Alaska
$51,360
Hawaii
$51,230
California
$50,830
Puerto Rico
$50,750

LOWEST PAYING

The following states have the lowest average wages for this career
Vermont
$45,850
Maine
$45,890
South Dakota
$46,160
North Dakota
$46,240
Idaho
$46,410
Arkansas
$46,610
Mississippi
$46,670

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