How Much do Mail Carriers Make?

Do mail carriers make a lot of money? What is the average pay for mail carriers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mail carriers in the United States earn an average of $52,180 a year, equivalent to $25.09 an hour. Mail carriers make 2% less than the average American worker.

Mail carriers in California are the best paid, making $54,450 a year, while mail carriers in Wyoming make the least at $50,170.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Mail Carrier Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $31.55 $65,620
75th $30.97 $64,410
50th $24.67 $51,310
25th $18.29 $38,050
10th $17.79 $36,990
Mail Carrier Wages by State

In what states do mail carriers make the most? In what states do mail carriers make the least?

In the map below, green represents higher pay and red represents lower pay. Keep scrolling down to see a table with the average wages in each state.

State Hourly Annually
Alabama $24.70 $51,370
Alaska $25.19 $52,400
Arizona $25.26 $52,550
Arkansas $24.56 $51,080
California $26.18 $54,450
Colorado $24.97 $51,930
Connecticut $25.16 $52,330
Delaware $24.80 $51,580
Florida $25.15 $52,320
Georgia $24.50 $50,970
Hawaii $26.13 $54,360
Idaho $24.60 $51,170
Illinois $25.33 $52,680
Indiana $24.92 $51,830
Iowa $24.76 $51,490
Kansas $24.60 $51,180
Kentucky $24.89 $51,760
Louisiana $24.62 $51,200
Maine $24.51 $50,980
Maryland $24.96 $51,920
Massachusetts $25.71 $53,480
Michigan $24.97 $51,930
Minnesota $25.01 $52,030
Mississippi $24.60 $51,170
Missouri $24.60 $51,180
Montana $24.54 $51,050
Nebraska $24.72 $51,410
Nevada $25.40 $52,830
New Hampshire $24.75 $51,490
New Jersey $25.69 $53,440
New Mexico $24.99 $51,970
New York $25.32 $52,670
North Carolina $24.90 $51,790
North Dakota $24.49 $50,940
Ohio $24.82 $51,620
Oklahoma $24.58 $51,120
Oregon $24.31 $50,570
Pennsylvania $25.15 $52,310
Rhode Island $24.80 $51,580
South Carolina $24.44 $50,840
South Dakota $24.78 $51,550
Tennessee $24.82 $51,630
Texas $24.88 $51,760
Utah $24.84 $51,670
Vermont $24.28 $50,500
Virginia $24.56 $51,080
Washington $25.05 $52,110
West Virginia $24.46 $50,880
Wisconsin $24.85 $51,690
Wyoming $24.12 $50,170
Metro Areas Where Mail Carriers Earn the Most
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
San Jose, CA $27.22 $56,610
San Francisco, CA $27.03 $56,220
Honolulu, HI $26.41 $54,930
Los Angeles, CA $26.41 $54,920
Madera, CA $26.20 $54,490
Dubuque, IA $26.19 $54,470
Napa, CA $26.18 $54,460
Boston, MA $26.16 $54,410
San Diego, CA $26.15 $54,380
Burlington, NC $26.11 $54,320
Mail Carrier Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $25.09 $52,180
2018 $24.89 $51,780
2017 $24.05 $50,020
2016 $24.33 $50,610
2015 $24.58 $51,130
2014 $24.90 $51,790
2013 $24.47 $50,890
2012 $25.11 $52,220
2011 $24.71 $51,390