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 helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community 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 will normally get an average wage ranging between $38,060 - $66,900 depending on the level of seniority. can earn an average compensation of fifty-three thousand one hundred and eigthy dollars on a yearly basis.

have the best average pay in California, where they can earn average pay scales of just about $54,690. Employees who work in this job make the greatest compensation in Transportation and Warehousing, where they receive average wages of $53,180.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 22.62 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
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