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US Postal Service Employee Salaries(3,007 salaries)

US Postal Service employees earn $38,000 annually on average, or $18 per hour, which is 40% lower than the national salary average of $57,000 per year. According to our data, the highest paying job at US Postal Service is a Senior Project Manager at $117,000 annually while the lowest paying job at US Postal Service is a Mail Sorter at $18,000 annually. Browse US Postal Service Salaries by Job Title →

$38K US Postal Service Average Salary (3,007 salaries)
$64K Industry Average Salary (52,582 salaries)

Average US Postal Service Employee Salary in the Past 5 Years

Year Salary
2009 $39000
2010 $46000
2011 $50000
2012 $44000
2013 $46000
4.0Posted 8 months ago in Olathe, KS
"I am paid well for my position; I work hard and very long hours. If you work in a small community or for a smaller post office, you probably will have less opportunity to work since there is only so many routes and homes to deliver to. I imagine those employees do not get paid as much, unfortunately. Since I work in a metro area, I can basically work as much as I want to, although I enjoy my downtime when possible."

3,007 Salaries for US Postal Service Salaries

$40K Mail Carrier Average Salary at US Postal Service (247 salaries)

Equal to national average Mail Carrier salary ($40K)
+$2K (5%) more than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
$42K Mail Carrier in Ellensburg, WA · 11 months ago
+$4K (10%) more than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
"I feel like I am being paid well enough for the amount of work that I do. However, I only get 8 hours a week worth of work."
$50K Mail Carrier in Paramount, CA · 9 months ago
+$12K (27%) more than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
"Underpaid, due to I was currently the youngest one in the office, but with the most payload of work. But I do also believe they have earned their time and pay also."
+$15K (32%) more than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
"No I didn't feel that way."
See 244 More US Postal Service Mail Carrier Salaries

$25K Clerk Average Salary at US Postal Service (197 salaries)

Equal to national average Clerk salary ($25K)
-$13K (41%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
$55K Clerk in West Jordan, UT · 11 months ago
+$17K (36%) more than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
"For the work we do, we are probably being overpaid. However, no compensation can make up for the loss of being able to live your life as you would want."
$33K Clerk in Saint Louis, MO · 3 months ago
-$5K (14%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
"I am definitely being underpaid. Every day I am given more and more work to do, that is not within my craft and no financial compensation or promotion is ever offered."
$22K Clerk · 2 years ago
-$16K (53%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
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$25K Mail Clerk Average Salary at US Postal Service (164 salaries)

Equal to national average Mail Clerk salary ($25K)
-$13K (41%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
$25K Mail Clerk in Santa Ana, CA · 10 months ago
-$13K (41%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
"Underpaid for the work performance. Most days I would out work the permanent employees and not get acknowledged."
$41K Mail Clerk · 3 years ago
+$3K (7%) more than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
$30K Mail Clerk · 3 years ago
-$8K (23%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
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$36K Rural Carrier Associate Average Salary at US Postal Service (144 salaries)

Equal to national average Rural Carrier Associate salary ($36K)
-$2K (5%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
+$20K (41%) more than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
"I am paid well for my position; I work hard and very long hours. If you work in a small community or for a smaller post office, you probably will have less opportunity to work since there is only so many routes and homes to deliver to. I imagine those employees do not get paid as much, unfortunately. Since I work in a metro area, I can basically work as much as I want to, although I enjoy my downtime when possible."
$41K Rural Carrier Associate · 2 years ago
+$3K (7%) more than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
$36K Rural Carrier Associate · 2 years ago
-$2K (5%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
See 141 More US Postal Service Rural Carrier Associate Salaries

$35K Mail Processing Clerk Average Salary at US Postal Service (51 salaries)

Equal to national average Mail Processing Clerk salary ($35K)
-$3K (8%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
-$7K (20%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
"The pay was very good considering the current employment environment."
$40K Mail Processing Clerk · 3 years ago
+$2K (5%) more than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
$35K Mail Processing Clerk · 3 years ago
-$3K (8%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
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$36K Rural Mail Carrier Average Salary at US Postal Service (18 salaries)

Equal to national average Rural Mail Carrier salary ($36K)
-$2K (5%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
-$5K (14%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
"I earn every dime of my paycheck."
$30K Rural Mail Carrier · 4 years ago
-$8K (23%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
$30K Rural Mail Carrier · 5 years ago
-$8K (23%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
See 15 More US Postal Service Rural Mail Carrier Salaries

$86K Senior Manager Average Salary at US Postal Service (2 salaries)

-$25K (25%) less than national average Senior Manager salary ($111K)
+$48K (77%) more than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
$80K Senior Manager in Grandview, MO · 10 months ago
+$42K (71%) more than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
"I have worked hard and I feel I am paid what I earn."
$91K Senior Manager · 5 years ago
+$53K (82%) more than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)

$240K Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Average Salary at US Postal Service (1 salaries)

+$136K (79%) more than national average Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt salary ($104K)
+$202K (145%) more than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
+$202K (145%) more than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
"I think I being paid according to my responsibility I have."

$28K Mail Handler Average Salary at US Postal Service (455 salaries)

Equal to national average Mail Handler salary ($28K)
-$10K (30%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
$20K Mail Handler · 2 years ago
-$18K (62%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
$24K Mail Handler · 2 years ago
-$14K (45%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
$52K Mail Handler · 2 years ago
+$14K (31%) more than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
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