Salary for Postal Service Mail Carriers

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 helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our talent cluster and get scouted today!

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.

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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

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Transportation and Warehousing