How Much do Mail Carriers Make in Illinois?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mail carriers in Illinois earn an average of $52,680 a year, equivalent to $25.33 an hour.

This is almost exactly the same as mail carriers nationwide, but it is 4% less than the typical Illinois worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Illinois Mail Carrier Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $30.97 $64,420
75th $30.97 $64,410
50th $25.98 $54,040
25th $18.30 $38,060
10th $17.79 $37,000
Illinois Mail Carriers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Bloomington $24.80 $51,570
Carbondale $25.57 $53,190
Champaign $24.43 $50,810
Chicago $25.61 $53,280
Danville $25.43 $52,900
Decatur $24.79 $51,570
Kankakee $24.07 $50,060
Peoria $25.04 $52,090
Rockford $25.56 $53,170
Springfield $25.24 $52,510
Illinois Mail Carrier Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $25.33 $52,680
2018 $25.04 $52,090
2017 $24.11 $50,160
2016 $24.33 $50,610
2015 $24.58 $51,130
2014 $24.90 $51,780
2013 $24.49 $50,940
2012 $25.38 $52,780
2011 $24.87 $51,720