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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 316,700278,500 -12.111,500 8,40016,080

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 25.0917.7918.29 24.6730.9731.55
Alaska 25.1917.8019.05 24.6630.9730.97
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 25.4717.8019.81 26.4130.9730.97
Fairbanks North Star Borough 24.0517.8018.30 22.4530.9630.97
Balance of State 24.5517.7818.29 23.3030.9631.19

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