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Occupational Employment Statistics


43-5051 Postal Service Clerks

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.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Central Minnesota 21054$27.62/hr$23.32/hr$24.26/hr$26.93/hr$33.06/hr$34.39/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,540$26.39/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$27.99/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$26.39/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$26.90/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 50$28.25/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 60$26.39/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 70$24.26/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 70$25.59/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 100$25.37/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 150$25.37/hr-9.6%
Southeast Balance of State 150$25.32/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 170$25.88/hr-9.9%
Southwest Balance of State 180$25.67/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 210$26.93/hr-9.4%
Southwest Minnesota 230$25.32/hr-9.6%
Northwest Balance of State 240$25.32/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 280$25.32/hr-9.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 510$26.94/hr-8.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 650$26.93/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,540$26.39/hr-9.0%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks 13,660$19.63/hr-6.6%
Counter and Rental Clerks 4,010$15.83/hr1.0%
Cashiers 61,520$14.70/hr-9.3%

  • Sell and collect payment for products such as stamps, prepaid mail envelopes, and money orders.
  • Weigh letters and parcels, compute mailing costs based on type, weight, and destination, and affix correct postage.
  • Feed mail into postage canceling devices or hand stamp mail to cancel postage.
  • Receive letters and parcels, and place mail into bags.
  • Check mail to ensure correct postage and that packages and letters are in proper condition for mailing.
  • Keep money drawers in order, and record and balance daily transactions.
  • Register, certify, and insure letters and parcels.
  • Keep money drawers in order, and record and balance daily transactions.
  • Rent post office boxes to customers.
  • Answer questions regarding mail regulations and procedures, postage rates, and post office boxes.