The median annual wage for postal service workers was $56,790 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $32,620, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $59,300.
Median annual wages for postal service workers in May 2015 were as follows:
Postal service mail carriers
Postal service clerks
Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators
Most postal service workers are employed full time. However, overtime is sometimes required, particularly during the holiday season. Because mail is delivered 6 days a week, many postal service workers must work on Saturdays.
Most postal service workers belonged to a union in 2014.
Postal Service Workers
Median annual wages, May 2015
Postal service workers
Total, all occupations
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics