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US Postal Service employees earn $38,000 annually on average, or $18 per hour, which is 46% lower than the national salary average of $61,000 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.

$38K US Postal Service Average Salary (3,025 salaries)
$70K Industry Average Salary (52,220 salaries)

Average US Postal Service Employee Salary in the Past 5 Years

Year Salary
2009 $39000
2010 $46000
2011 $50000
2012 $44000
2013 $46000
$58K
"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."
Posted 11 months ago in Olathe, KS

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Nationwide

$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)
$50K Mail Carrier in Paramount, CA · This month
+$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."
+$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."
+$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 (198 salaries)

Equal to national average Clerk salary ($25K)
-$13K (41%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
$33K Clerk in Saint Louis, MO · 6 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."
$25K Clerk in Providence, RI · 2 months ago
-$13K (41%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
"They pay was decent and tons of opportunity for overtime."
$55K Clerk in West Jordan, UT · Last year
+$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."
See 195 More US Postal Service Clerk Salaries

$36K Rural Carrier Associate Average Salary at US Postal Service (145 salaries)

Equal to national average Rural Carrier Associate salary ($36K)
-$2K (5%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
-$2K (5%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
"For being only a part time sub yet, I would say the pay is still fairly decent."
+$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."
-$3K (8%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
See 142 More US Postal Service Rural Carrier Associate Salaries

$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 · Last year
-$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."
-$18K (62%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
-$18K (62%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
See 161 More US Postal Service Mail Clerk Salaries

$36K Mail Processing Clerk Average Salary at US Postal Service (51 salaries)

+$1K (2%) more than national average Mail Processing Clerk salary ($35K)
-$2K (5%) 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 · 4 years ago
-$3K (8%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
See 48 More US Postal Service Mail Processing Clerk Salaries

$30K Carrier Average Salary at US Postal Service (51 salaries)

Equal to national average Carrier salary ($30K)
-$8K (23%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
$36K Carrier in Aliso Viejo, CA · Last week
-$2K (5%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
"I felt underpaid for all the work and stress."
$40K Carrier in San Mateo, CA · 2 years ago
+$2K (5%) more than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
$51K Carrier · 3 years ago
+$13K (29%) more than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
See 48 More US Postal Service Carrier Salaries

$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

$18K Mail Sorter Average Salary at US Postal Service (7 salaries)

-$2K (10%) less than national average Mail Sorter salary ($20K)
-$20K (71%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
$21K Mail Sorter in Carrollton, TX · This month
-$17K (57%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
"Satisfactory, but they do need to improve my pay rate in the near future."
$14K Mail Sorter · This month
-$24K (92%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
$12K Mail Sorter · This month
-$26K (104%) less than average US Postal Service salary ($38K)
See 4 More US Postal Service Mail Sorter 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)
+$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."
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