Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2010 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 nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 491000 - Postal Service.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

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

NAICS 491000 - Postal Service consists of:

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NAICS 491000 - Postal Service

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 673,680 100.00% $25.53 $25.11 $52,230 0.3 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 28,150 4.18% $29.65 $31.22 $64,940 0.1 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 370 0.05% $59.25 $60.23 $125,290 0.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 110 0.02% $49.89 $51.44 $106,990 1.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 270 0.04% $38.30 $43.71 $90,920 0.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 420 0.06% $39.92 $43.40 $90,280 0.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 150 0.02% $56.44 $58.82 $122,350 1.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 230 0.03% $50.20 $52.44 $109,070 0.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 (7) $63.16 $63.86 $132,830 1.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 850 0.13% $41.64 $43.11 $89,670 0.4 %
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 190 0.03% $47.83 $50.24 $104,490 0.9 %
11-3131 Training and Development Managers 80 0.01% $41.19 $43.17 $89,800 0.8 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 25,160 3.73% $28.99 $29.09 $60,500 0.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 190 0.03% $47.51 $49.53 $103,020 1.3 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 9,310 1.38% $35.60 $36.27 $75,450 0.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 580 0.09% $34.75 $35.70 $74,260 0.7 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers 1,570 0.23% $37.91 $39.28 $81,710 0.7 %
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 1,540 0.23% $34.95 $34.08 $70,880 0.6 %
13-1081 Logisticians 530 0.08% $33.16 $35.53 $73,910 0.6 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 410 0.06% $43.78 $43.21 $89,880 1.4 %
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 360 0.05% $33.16 $34.40 $71,560 0.7 %
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 410 0.06% $26.09 $30.05 $62,500 0.8 %
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 180 0.03% $41.78 $42.06 $87,480 2.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 2,320 0.34% $34.62 $33.98 $70,680 0.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 660 0.10% $37.86 $39.16 $81,440 0.8 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 70 0.01% $46.80 $45.90 $95,480 1.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 190 0.03% $37.85 $38.19 $79,430 0.6 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 30 (7) $46.14 $43.95 $91,420 2.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 430 0.06% $37.85 $37.95 $78,930 1.1 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 2,590 0.38% $36.06 $37.36 $77,720 0.7 %
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 450 0.07% $37.19 $37.35 $77,680 1.3 %
15-1131 Computer Programmers 60 0.01% $44.82 $42.69 $88,790 1.6 %
15-1141 Database Administrators 580 0.09% $29.64 $30.81 $64,080 0.7 %
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 280 0.04% $42.32 $42.48 $88,360 0.8 %
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 310 0.05% $33.90 $33.48 $69,640 0.8 %
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 40 0.01% $46.86 $45.26 $94,140 2.2 %
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 260 0.04% $43.62 $41.97 $87,300 1.3 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 420 0.06% $41.83 $41.26 $85,810 1.6 %
15-2041 Statisticians 170 0.03% $34.63 $36.66 $76,250 0.6 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 8,190 1.22% $29.89 $30.21 $62,840 0.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 110 0.02% $41.86 $44.07 $91,670 1.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 30 (7) $42.96 $43.22 $89,910 1.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 340 0.05% $36.19 $37.37 $77,720 0.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 50 0.01% $41.85 $42.86 $89,140 2.1 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 40 0.01% $47.83 $48.01 $99,870 2.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 7,610 1.13% $29.89 $29.45 $61,250 0.4 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 110 0.02% $45.58 $44.64 $92,850 1.7 %
19-3011 Economists 50 0.01% $52.70 $50.66 $105,380 2.3 %
Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 340 0.05% $54.61 $54.48 $113,310 0.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 270 0.04% $59.78 $60.15 $125,100 1.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* 60 0.01% $31.71 $30.47 $63,370 1.2 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 190 0.03% $26.09 $26.21 $54,510 0.6 %
25-3999 Teachers and Instructors, All Other* 190 0.03% (4) (4) $53,830 0.7 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 140 0.02% $39.13 $39.11 $81,340 1.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 0.01% $42.49 $40.54 $84,330 1.2 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 550 0.08% $32.82 $32.94 $68,510 0.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 140 0.02% $29.31 $29.54 $61,440 0.7 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 410 0.06% $33.16 $34.07 $70,870 0.6 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,520 0.23% $31.42 $34.60 $71,960 0.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 180 0.03% $34.96 $39.60 $82,360 0.9 %
33-2011 Firefighters 60 0.01% $25.03 $24.86 $51,710 0.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 540 0.08% $40.92 $43.64 $90,770 0.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 550 0.08% $25.54 $25.08 $52,170 2.0 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other * 180 0.03% $31.77 $33.91 $70,530 0.8 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 15,340 2.28% $24.56 $23.86 $49,630 0.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 14,750 2.19% $24.56 $23.73 $49,350 0.4 %
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 590 0.09% $27.63 $27.25 $56,670 0.5 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 13,990 2.08% $30.58 $31.07 $64,620 0.3 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 12,930 1.92% $30.51 $30.91 $64,290 0.3 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 770 0.11% $32.45 $33.40 $69,470 0.6 %
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 290 0.04% $32.49 $32.10 $66,780 0.5 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 559,670 83.08% $25.53 $24.14 $50,220 0.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,230 0.48% $36.44 $36.86 $76,680 0.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 750 0.11% $27.74 $27.58 $57,370 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 350 0.05% $26.09 $26.08 $54,250 0.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 0.01% $26.81 $28.30 $58,860 1.1 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 300 0.04% $26.09 $25.95 $53,970 0.7 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 350 0.05% $26.09 $26.08 $54,240 0.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 270 0.04% $25.53 $25.52 $53,070 0.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 30 (7) $26.66 $26.39 $54,880 1.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 66,800 9.92% $25.53 $25.35 $52,730 0.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 324,990 48.24% $25.90 $24.16 $50,250 0.3 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 145,630 21.62% $25.52 $23.24 $48,350 0.5 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 6,170 0.92% $26.08 $25.80 $53,670 0.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,100 0.16% $26.09 $26.29 $54,680 0.9 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,910 0.28% $25.53 $25.81 $53,680 0.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 50 0.01% $28.10 $29.49 $61,340 2.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 60 0.01% $24.35 $25.01 $52,020 1.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 950 0.14% $25.68 $26.03 $54,150 0.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 1,510 0.22% $26.09 $26.20 $54,490 0.5 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 3,040 0.45% $13.28 $15.70 $32,660 2.1 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 60 0.01% $25.53 $25.55 $53,140 1.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,950 0.29% $25.53 $25.57 $53,190 0.5 %
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 40 0.01% $15.01 $18.54 $38,560 1.4 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 260 0.04% $26.66 $26.36 $54,840 1.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 60 0.01% $26.66 $26.38 $54,880 1.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 90 0.01% $26.66 $26.42 $54,960 1.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 90 0.01% $26.66 $26.42 $54,950 1.3 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 19,470 2.89% $27.32 $27.40 $56,980 0.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 2,900 0.43% $34.62 $35.77 $74,410 0.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 200 0.03% $27.63 $27.33 $56,850 0.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 3,500 0.52% $26.66 $26.19 $54,470 0.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 2,280 0.34% $27.63 $27.26 $56,700 0.5 %
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 10,140 1.51% $26.09 $25.39 $52,810 0.5 %
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 360 0.05% $26.26 $29.38 $61,110 0.5 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 210 0.03% $26.67 $31.03 $64,540 0.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 50 0.01% $37.40 $37.15 $77,260 1.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 50 0.01% $26.66 $26.32 $54,740 1.5 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 60 0.01% $37.02 $34.72 $72,220 1.5 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 13,640 2.02% $26.67 $28.66 $59,600 0.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 5,840 0.87% $33.34 $32.84 $68,310 0.5 %
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 4,880 0.72% $26.66 $25.98 $54,040 0.9 %
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 2,580 0.38% $26.08 $24.75 $51,470 0.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 150 0.02% $25.02 $24.57 $51,110 1.0 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 120 0.02% $24.57 $23.68 $49,250 1.8 %

About May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(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.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.




Other OES estimates and related information:

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May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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