Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 2700$22.41/hr$17.40/hr$17.41/hr$22.47/hr$24.42/hr$29.86/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,530$23.01/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$23.01/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$23.44/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 30$23.44/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 50$23.93/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 50$23.93/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 60$23.43/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 70$22.02/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 100$23.01/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 140$23.00/hr-7.4%
Southeast Balance of State 150$22.50/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 170$23.43/hr0.5%
Southeast Minnesota 170$22.96/hr-6.5%
Southwest Balance of State 180$22.94/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 230$22.94/hr-7.4%
Northwest Balance of State 240$22.46/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 270$22.47/hr-6.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 520$23.97/hr-7.3%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 660$23.47/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,530$23.01/hr-6.5%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Cashiers 69,350$12.14/hr-0.4%
Retail Salespersons 84,960$12.72/hr-1.0%
Bartenders 17,970$11.37/hr-0.9%


  • Weigh letters and parcels, compute mailing costs based on type, weight, and destination, and affix correct postage.
  • Check mail to ensure correct postage and that packages and letters are in proper condition for mailing.
  • Answer questions regarding mail regulations and procedures, postage rates, and post office boxes.
  • Transport mail from one work station to another.
  • Obtain signatures from recipients of registered or special delivery mail.
  • Sort incoming and outgoing mail, according to type and destination, by hand or by operating electronic mail-sorting and scanning devices.
  • Transport mail from one work station to another.
  • Sort incoming and outgoing mail, according to type and destination, by hand or by operating electronic mail-sorting and scanning devices.
  • Obtain signatures from recipients of registered or special delivery mail.
  • Answer questions regarding mail regulations and procedures, postage rates, and post office boxes.