Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 491000 - Postal Service (federal government)


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 (federal government).

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 (federal government) is part of: Sectors 48 and 49 - Transportation and Warehousing.

NAICS 491000 - Postal Service (federal government) consists of:

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NAICS 491000 - Postal Service (federal government)

Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Group Employment Employment RSE Percent of total employment Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations major 648,350 0.0% 100.00% $25.53 $25.46 $52,960 0.3%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 27,020 0.0% 4.17% $30.32 $31.89 $66,330 0.2%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 330 0.0% 0.05% $62.53 $62.40 $129,790 0.6%
11-2021 Marketing Managers 90 0.0% 0.01% $51.33 $53.74 $111,790 0.9%
11-2022 Sales Managers 230 0.0% 0.04% $40.81 $45.83 $95,320 0.8%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 370 0.0% 0.06% $42.79 $45.12 $93,850 0.4%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 140 0.0% 0.02% $58.97 $60.87 $126,610 1.7%
11-3031 Financial Managers 190 0.0% 0.03% $51.33 $54.62 $113,600 0.9%
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 30 0.0% (7) $65.59 $66.44 $138,200 2.0%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 760 0.0% 0.12% $43.64 $44.65 $92,880 0.5%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 160 0.0% 0.02% $49.62 $52.11 $108,380 1.0%
11-3131 Training and Development Managers 50 0.0% 0.01% $42.79 $45.40 $94,420 2.7%
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 24,410 0.0% 3.77% $30.25 $29.85 $62,080 0.1%
11-9199 Managers, All Other 160 0.0% 0.02% $48.91 $51.41 $106,930 1.5%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 8,190 0.0% 1.26% $36.28 $36.90 $76,750 0.5%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 520 0.0% 0.08% $34.74 $36.11 $75,100 0.7%
13-1041 Compliance Officers 1,410 0.0% 0.22% $39.05 $39.74 $82,650 0.7%
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 1,290 0.0% 0.20% $35.41 $34.35 $71,450 0.8%
13-1081 Logisticians 470 0.0% 0.07% $33.91 $36.28 $75,470 0.6%
13-1111 Management Analysts 370 0.0% 0.06% $44.72 $44.14 $91,820 1.5%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 280 0.0% 0.04% $33.91 $35.66 $74,170 0.8%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 380 0.0% 0.06% $26.09 $29.94 $62,280 0.9%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 160 0.0% 0.03% $43.94 $43.74 $90,970 2.7%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 2,100 0.0% 0.32% $35.40 $34.79 $72,360 0.4%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 620 0.0% 0.10% $38.72 $39.66 $82,490 0.8%
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 50 0.0% 0.01% $48.90 $47.00 $97,760 1.3%
13-2031 Budget Analysts 150 0.0% 0.02% $38.71 $38.81 $80,710 0.7%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 340 0.0% 0.05% $38.71 $38.98 $81,070 1.2%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 2,180 0.0% 0.34% $37.03 $38.37 $79,810 0.8%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 430 0.0% 0.07% $36.84 $37.34 $77,660 1.4%
15-1131 Computer Programmers 60 0.0% 0.01% $46.37 $43.92 $91,360 2.1%
15-1141 Database Administrators 430 0.0% 0.07% $30.31 $31.78 $66,110 0.7%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 250 0.0% 0.04% $43.84 $43.51 $90,490 0.9%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 270 0.0% 0.04% $34.04 $33.52 $69,720 0.9%
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 40 0.0% 0.01% $48.90 $46.88 $97,510 2.6%
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 240 0.0% 0.04% $44.97 $42.79 $89,010 1.4%
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 330 0.0% 0.05% $43.74 $42.98 $89,400 1.9%
15-2041 Statisticians 120 0.0% 0.02% $35.41 $38.00 $79,040 0.8%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 8,040 0.0% 1.24% $29.89 $30.28 $62,970 0.4%
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 90 0.0% 0.01% $42.80 $46.15 $96,000 1.3%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 320 0.0% 0.05% $37.57 $38.35 $79,760 0.6%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 40 0.0% 0.01% $42.80 $45.11 $93,840 2.3%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 40 0.0% 0.01% $48.91 $49.86 $103,720 3.1%
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 7,520 0.0% 1.16% $29.89 $29.50 $61,350 0.4%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 100 0.0% 0.01% $46.72 $46.56 $96,850 1.8%
19-3011 Economists 50 0.0% 0.01% $53.42 $51.50 $107,120 2.6%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 310 0.0% 0.05% $57.72 $56.93 $118,400 1.1%
23-1011 Lawyers 240 0.0% 0.04% $62.27 $62.76 $130,550 1.2%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* 50 0.0% 0.01% $32.65 $31.37 $65,250 1.3%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 190 0.0% 0.03% $26.09 $26.17 $54,430 0.6%
25-3999 Teachers and Instructors, All Other* 190 0.0% 0.03% (4) (4) $53,950 0.6%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 120 0.0% 0.02% $41.49 $40.78 $84,820 1.4%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 0.0% 0.01% $45.08 $43.00 $89,450 1.5%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 460 0.0% 0.07% $33.84 $33.84 $70,390 0.7%
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 120 0.0% 0.02% $29.77 $30.13 $62,670 0.8%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 340 0.0% 0.05% $33.91 $35.14 $73,080 0.8%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,460 0.0% 0.23% $33.34 $35.09 $72,990 0.6%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives 170 0.0% 0.03% $36.95 $40.74 $84,750 0.9%
33-2011 Firefighters 60 0.0% 0.01% $25.03 $24.95 $51,900 0.9%
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 530 0.0% 0.08% $40.53 $43.20 $89,860 0.6%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 510 0.0% 0.08% $25.88 $25.48 $53,000 1.9%
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other * 180 0.0% 0.03% $33.96 $35.50 $73,840 0.9%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 14,750 0.0% 2.27% $24.56 $24.09 $50,110 0.4%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 14,130 0.0% 2.18% $24.56 $23.95 $49,820 0.4%
37-3019 Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 610 0.0% 0.09% $27.63 $27.30 $56,780 0.5%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 900 0.0% 0.14% $33.56 $34.12 $70,960 0.7%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 660 0.0% 0.10% $33.59 $34.63 $72,020 0.8%
41-9799 Sales and Related Workers, All Other* 230 0.0% 0.04% $33.09 $33.00 $68,640 0.6%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 552,480 0.0% 85.21% $25.53 $24.66 $51,300 0.3%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 14,980 0.0% 2.31% $32.82 $33.33 $69,320 0.3%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 700 0.0% 0.11% $27.74 $27.68 $57,570 1.5%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 330 0.0% 0.05% $26.09 $26.08 $54,250 0.6%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 0.0% 0.01% $27.32 $28.86 $60,030 1.3%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 310 0.0% 0.05% $26.09 $25.94 $53,940 0.7%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 290 0.0% 0.05% $26.09 $26.08 $54,250 0.7%
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 230 0.0% 0.04% $25.53 $25.52 $53,090 0.8%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 30 0.0% (7) $26.66 $26.46 $55,040 1.8%
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 64,710 0.0% 9.98% $25.53 $25.48 $53,000 0.3%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 315,320 0.0% 48.63% $26.52 $24.71 $51,390 0.3%
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 139,680 0.0% 21.54% $25.52 $23.26 $48,380 0.4%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 6,040 0.0% 0.93% $26.08 $25.84 $53,750 0.4%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,030 0.0% 0.16% $26.66 $26.33 $54,770 0.9%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,810 0.0% 0.28% $25.53 $25.85 $53,770 0.8%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 90 0.0% 0.01% $28.73 $30.39 $63,210 3.3%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 50 0.0% 0.01% $24.90 $25.38 $52,790 1.7%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 830 0.0% 0.13% $26.09 $26.38 $54,860 0.4%
43-9011 Computer Operators 1,500 0.0% 0.23% $26.09 $26.30 $54,710 0.5%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 2,510 0.0% 0.39% $13.28 $15.96 $33,190 2.1%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 60 0.0% 0.01% $25.53 $25.51 $53,070 1.1%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,830 0.0% 0.28% $25.53 $25.56 $53,170 0.4%
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 30 0.0% (7) $15.01 $18.79 $39,090 1.5%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 240 0.0% 0.04% $26.66 $26.39 $54,880 1.1%
47-2031 Carpenters 50 0.0% 0.01% $26.66 $26.45 $55,010 1.2%
47-2111 Electricians 80 0.0% 0.01% $26.66 $26.45 $55,020 1.1%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 80 0.0% 0.01% $26.66 $26.41 $54,930 1.3%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 18,940 0.0% 2.92% $27.33 $27.60 $57,410 0.4%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 2,800 0.0% 0.43% $35.41 $36.78 $76,500 0.4%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 190 0.0% 0.03% $27.63 $27.42 $57,030 0.8%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 3,420 0.0% 0.53% $26.66 $26.40 $54,910 0.5%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 2,260 0.0% 0.35% $27.63 $27.32 $56,820 0.6%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 9,850 0.0% 1.52% $26.09 $25.42 $52,870 0.5%
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 340 0.0% 0.05% $26.70 $29.71 $61,790 0.5%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 180 0.0% 0.03% $26.67 $31.06 $64,600 0.8%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 40 0.0% 0.01% $38.71 $38.26 $79,570 1.0%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 50 0.0% 0.01% $26.67 $26.59 $55,310 1.5%
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 40 0.0% 0.01% $37.68 $35.04 $72,880 1.7%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 12,790 0.0% 1.97% $26.67 $29.03 $60,390 0.4%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 5,270 0.0% 0.81% $34.79 $33.95 $70,610 0.5%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 4,670 0.0% 0.72% $26.66 $26.14 $54,380 0.8%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 2,560 0.0% 0.39% $26.08 $24.64 $51,240 0.8%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 140 0.0% 0.02% $25.02 $24.64 $51,250 0.9%
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 90 0.0% 0.01% $25.02 $24.18 $50,290 1.9%

About May 2011 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.




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Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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