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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 440435 -1.122 1234
United States 79,00069,500 -12.13,800 2,0004,850

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 24.3317.2020.75 23.2329.2129.80
Alaska 20.6513.1313.16 21.2329.2029.79
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 25.0219.9521.24 24.1329.2129.80
Balance of State 18.8713.1313.14 17.1923.1629.21

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
515 9.829.8 25.5
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation10
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation6
UI claimants previously working in occupation7
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 190
Number of job position postings 48
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 4.0

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