Postal Service Clerks (43-5051)

Occupation description:  Perform any combination of tasks in a 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.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 69,60051,300 -26.20 840840

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 23.6015.6318.85 27.3027.3127.88
Alaska 19.6611.7712.13 19.1327.3127.87
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 25.6019.1327.30 27.3127.3127.88
Southeast Region 22.0511.7719.13 25.9727.3127.88
Balance of State 16.3911.7612.00 13.2619.5927.31

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
251 4.036.0 32.0
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation1
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation1
UI claimants previously working in occupation5
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 171
Number of job position postings 31
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 5.5

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training