Postal Service Mail Carriers (43-5052)

Occupation description:  Sort mail for delivery. Deliver mail on established route by vehicle or on foot.

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 297,400219,400 -26.20 5,7405,740

Job outlook

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


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 24.3316.0717.69 27.9428.7829.37
Alaska 24.0116.0717.70 28.3928.7828.78
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 24.3516.0717.70 28.5928.7828.78
Fairbanks North Star Borough 22.4416.0616.07 19.6828.7828.78
Southeast Region 24.4617.0218.48 28.3528.7831.19

Labor Force Indicators

2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 135
Number of job position postings 30
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.5

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