How Much Do Postal Service Clerks Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Postal Service Clerks

Postal Service Clerks perform any combination of tasks in a United States Postal Service (USPS) post office, such as receive letters and parcels; sell postage and revenue stamps, postal cards, and stamped envelopes; fill out and sell money orders; place mail in pigeon holes of mail rack or in bags; and examine mail for correct postage. Includes postal service clerks employed by USPS contractors.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$51200 per year
Hourly wage
$25 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$37,760 to $38,980 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$18 to $19 per hour

Entry-level Postal Service Clerks with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $37,760 to $38,980 per year or $18 to $19 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Postal Service Clerks to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $31 $64,260
Senior (Top 25%) $30 $62,990
Middle (Mid 50%) $24 $50,150
Junior (Bottom 25%) $19 $38,980
No experience (Bottom 10%) $18 $37,760

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
GU $27 $55,630
HI $27 $55,180
VI $26 $54,460
AZ $26 $53,970
MA $26 $53,170
TN $25 $52,950
NC $25 $52,670
DE $25 $52,570
NJ $25 $52,440
CT $25 $52,330

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Postal Service Clerk is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like GU doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at GU might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Postal Service Clerks are in the states of GU, HI, VI, AZ and MA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Postal Service (Federal Government) $51200 $24.62

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