Postal service clerks

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Total Workforce

119k

Average Age

48.5

Average Salary

$50,927

Average Male Salary

$55,755

Average Female Salary

$46,576

About

Postal service clerks are most often employed by the Postal Service industry. The average yearly wage for Postal service clerks was $50,927 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Postal service clerks by wage are Flight attendants, New accounts clerks, and Biological technicians.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Postal service clerks are North Hempstead Town (South) PUMA, NY, Springfield City PUMA, MA, and Venango, Jefferson, Clarion & Forest Counties PUMA, PA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Postal service clerks are North Hempstead Town (South) PUMA, NY, Springfield City PUMA, MA, and Venango, Jefferson, Clarion & Forest Counties PUMA, PA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Postal service clerks and on wages and locations for those in the field. Postal Service is the industry that employs the most Postal service clerks, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Postal service clerks, by average wage, is Postal Service. Postal service clerks are paid most in Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (Outside Roanoke & Salem Cities) PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in North Hempstead Town (South) PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$50,927

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,258

In 2018, Postal service clerks earned an average of $50,927, $2,962 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Flight attendants make somewhat more than Postal service clerks while Biological technicians make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Postal service clerks as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.218

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Postal service clerks had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.218, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Postal service clerks (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Postal service clerks.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Postal service clerks.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Postal service clerks, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Postal service clerks, by average wage, are Postal Service and Postal Service.

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Industries by Share

119k

2018 Workforce

± 8,464

4.15%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 9.76%

The number of people employed as Postal service clerks has been growing at a rate of 4.15%, from 114,203 people in 2017 to 118,947 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Postal service clerks employed by various industries. N/A employs the largest share of Postal service clerks at  N/A%, followed by N/A with N/A% and N/A with N/A%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Postal service clerks in the US. The average age of male Postal service clerks in the workforce is 49 and of female Postal service clerks is 48, and the most common race/ethnicity for Postal service clerks is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

56.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,828

62.6k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 6,140

52.6% of Postal service clerks are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Postal service clerks.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Postal service clerks

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

43.7% of Postal service clerks are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 35.2% of Postal service clerks, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Postal service clerks.

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Age by Gender

49

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.34

48

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.17

The median age of Postal service clerks is 48.5, and Male employees are generally 0.922 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Postal service clerks from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Postal service clerks is Business but a relatively high number of Postal service clerks hold a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Postal service clerks from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Postal service clerks need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Postal service clerks need more than the average amount of Service Orientation, Management of Financial Resources, and Mathematics.

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