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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 500165$28.91/hr$24.40/hr$25.41/hr$28.42/hr$33.92/hr$34.57/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,460$27.58/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 20$27.49/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 30$28.51/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 30$28.91/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 50$30.19/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$27.91/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 60$27.05/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 70$26.54/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 90$26.72/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 130$26.91/hr-9.6%
Southeast Balance of State 140$26.54/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 160$27.05/hr-9.9%
Southwest Balance of State 170$27.00/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 210$27.05/hr-9.6%
Central Minnesota 210$28.52/hr-9.4%
Northwest Balance of State 220$27.03/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 250$27.00/hr-9.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 500$28.42/hr-8.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 640$28.42/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,460$27.58/hr-9.0%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks 14,700$21.07/hr-6.6%
Counter and Rental Clerks 3,600$17.87/hr1.0%
Cashiers 57,760$14.41/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.