Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 491000 - Postal Service

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 491000 - Postal Service.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

NAICS Industry 491000 - Postal Service is part of: Sectors 48 and 49 - Transportation and Warehousing.

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NAICS 491000 - Postal Service

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All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 815,990 100.00% $20.35 $20.56 $42,760 0.2 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 32,980 4.04% $25.79 $26.86 $55,870 0.1 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 50 0.01% (5) $82.14 $170,850 5.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 570 0.07% $41.22 $46.35 $96,400 0.8 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 3,040 0.37% $31.34 $31.75 $66,050 0.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 240 0.03% $31.93 $34.25 $71,240 0.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 490 0.06% $38.48 $39.03 $81,190 0.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 0.01% $37.22 $38.27 $79,590 0.8 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 210 0.03% $41.09 $43.84 $91,180 1.1 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 110 0.01% $33.01 $37.41 $77,810 1.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,320 0.16% $35.06 $36.01 $74,900 0.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 0.01% $31.29 $33.51 $69,700 1.4 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 80 0.01% $28.75 $29.33 $61,010 0.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 26,230 3.21% $24.38 $24.55 $51,050 0.1 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 10,790 1.32% $27.06 $27.94 $58,110 0.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 940 0.12% $27.77 $29.84 $62,070 0.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 60 0.01% $24.21 $23.97 $49,850 (7)
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 1,780 0.22% $34.14 $32.24 $67,060 0.6 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 2,660 0.33% $25.99 $26.93 $56,010 0.3 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 370 0.05% $26.43 $28.44 $59,160 0.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 750 0.09% $24.69 $25.47 $52,970 0.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 730 0.09% $29.28 $30.15 $62,710 0.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 480 0.06% $29.90 $31.48 $65,480 0.7 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 70 0.01% $39.62 $39.41 $81,970 1.2 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 210 0.03% $31.78 $32.25 $67,070 0.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 40 0.00% $38.24 $38.31 $79,680 1.9 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 3,550 0.44% $29.98 $30.78 $64,020 0.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 80 0.01% $36.19 $35.86 $74,580 1.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 430 0.05% $30.47 $30.57 $63,590 1.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 560 0.07% $24.86 $25.60 $53,240 0.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 230 0.03% $25.60 $27.43 $57,050 0.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 310 0.04% $32.05 $32.56 $67,730 0.7 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 1,640 0.20% $31.12 $31.62 $65,760 0.6 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 8,280 1.01% $24.55 $24.87 $51,730 0.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 140 0.02% $34.34 $35.48 $73,800 0.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 240 0.03% $32.43 $32.82 $68,270 0.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 0.01% $37.78 $37.25 $77,480 1.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 7,620 0.93% $24.33 $24.15 $50,230 0.4 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 120 0.01% $30.65 $30.20 $62,810 0.7 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 230 0.03% $36.81 $36.88 $76,720 1.5 %
19-3011 Economists 30 0.00% $41.44 $41.04 $85,360 2.1 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 160 0.02% $35.69 $36.21 $75,320 1.8 %
Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 410 0.05% $41.46 $41.12 $85,530 0.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 310 0.04% $45.56 $46.14 $95,980 1.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 100 0.01% $24.64 $24.46 $50,880 1.2 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 500 0.06% $27.80 $28.72 $59,730 0.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 50 0.01% $38.02 $38.21 $79,480 1.8 %
27-3041 Editors 260 0.03% $26.54 $26.83 $55,810 0.5 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 560 0.07% $25.14 $26.29 $54,680 0.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 210 0.03% $24.43 $24.42 $50,790 0.6 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 330 0.04% $25.44 $25.87 $53,820 0.5 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,940 0.24% $25.01 $28.27 $58,800 0.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 200 0.02% $28.06 $29.49 $61,340 1.2 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 190 0.02% $19.25 $19.04 $39,610 0.5 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 190 0.02% $36.46 $38.08 $79,210 0.9 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 900 0.11% $22.63 $22.26 $46,300 1.4 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 16,990 2.08% $18.52 $18.11 $37,660 0.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 16,420 2.01% $18.43 $17.91 $37,260 0.4 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 20,850 2.56% $24.64 $24.85 $51,690 0.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 14,280 1.75% $25.30 $25.74 $53,550 0.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 5,060 0.62% $20.62 $21.01 $43,700 0.3 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 60 0.01% $30.57 $30.52 $63,480 0.9 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 678,160 83.11% $19.91 $19.75 $41,080 0.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 840 0.10% $25.35 $25.83 $53,720 0.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,560 0.19% $24.13 $23.91 $49,730 0.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 680 0.08% $21.06 $21.39 $44,480 0.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 410 0.05% $24.62 $24.71 $51,400 1.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 0.01% $19.50 $19.56 $40,680 0.9 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 330 0.04% $24.07 $23.73 $49,360 0.6 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 130 0.02% $24.57 $24.61 $51,190 0.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 770 0.09% $19.30 $19.15 $39,830 0.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 76,800 9.41% $19.60 $19.69 $40,950 0.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 344,090 42.17% $21.41 $20.87 $43,410 0.2 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 221,930 27.20% $18.92 $18.05 $37,540 0.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 6,690 0.82% $23.15 $22.63 $47,070 0.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 2,110 0.26% $23.13 $22.71 $47,250 0.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4,100 0.50% $19.69 $19.89 $41,370 0.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 60 0.01% $19.90 $20.27 $42,160 1.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,110 0.14% $22.63 $22.33 $46,450 0.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 1,760 0.22% $23.06 $22.62 $47,040 0.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 9,360 1.15% $12.62 $13.50 $28,080 0.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 330 0.04% $20.60 $21.19 $44,080 0.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 4,060 0.50% $19.48 $19.54 $40,640 0.4 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 80 0.01% $24.41 $24.30 $50,550 0.7 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 440 0.05% $23.77 $23.23 $48,330 1.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 100 0.01% $23.89 $23.40 $48,670 1.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 150 0.02% $23.75 $23.15 $48,150 1.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 130 0.02% $23.72 $23.26 $48,380 1.2 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 0.00% $23.68 $23.12 $48,090 1.9 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 21,100 2.59% $22.74 $22.67 $47,150 0.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 3,130 0.38% $26.90 $27.75 $57,720 0.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 750 0.09% $24.34 $24.18 $50,290 0.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 250 0.03% $23.84 $23.40 $48,670 0.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 3,750 0.46% $23.12 $22.42 $46,640 0.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 0.00% $19.25 $19.04 $39,610 1.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 2,380 0.29% $23.75 $23.30 $48,450 0.5 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 70 0.01% $24.38 $24.23 $50,390 1.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 10,690 1.31% $20.71 $20.99 $43,650 0.4 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 330 0.04% $24.59 $25.12 $52,250 0.7 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 80 0.01% $23.47 $22.88 $47,590 1.2 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 120 0.01% $29.36 $29.24 $60,830 1.1 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 0.00% $21.26 $21.49 $44,700 1.5 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 18,850 2.31% $23.96 $23.77 $49,450 0.4 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 50 0.01% $33.00 $33.35 $69,380 1.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 8,890 1.09% $26.56 $26.97 $56,090 0.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 5,740 0.70% $22.03 $21.88 $45,510 0.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,980 0.37% $21.35 $21.45 $44,620 0.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 60 0.01% $19.25 $19.04 $39,610 3.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 220 0.03% $19.22 $19.01 $39,550 0.9 %

About November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(5) This median wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) Estimates not released.



Other OES estimates and related information:

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November 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

November 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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