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Occupational Employment Statistics


43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers

Sort mail for delivery. Deliver mail on established route by vehicle or on foot.

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southeast Minnesota 620170$27.76/hr$20.41/hr$20.41/hr$26.33/hr$34.62/hr$35.81/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Trade, Transportation and Utilities6,130$27.00/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 110$27.00/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 130$25.67/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 130$24.78/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 150$25.67/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 220$28.80/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 240$26.33/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 270$27.57/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 380$25.64/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 390$25.12/hr-9.8%
Southwest Balance of State 430$25.67/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 490$26.05/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 560$26.64/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 600$25.67/hr-10.0%
Southeast Minnesota 620$26.33/hr-10.1%
Northwest Minnesota 660$26.51/hr-10.2%
Central Minnesota 770$27.01/hr-9.4%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 3,080$27.22/hr-8.5%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 3,650$27.00/hrN/A
Minnesota 6,130$27.00/hr-9.0%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Couriers and Messengers 1,010$18.01/hr-5.7%
Parking Attendants 1,400$14.92/hr5.5%
Baggage Porters and Bellhops 270$15.43/hr23.9%

  • Return to the post office with mail collected from homes, businesses, and public mailboxes.
  • Sort mail for delivery, arranging it in delivery sequence.
  • Meet schedules for the collection and return of mail.
  • Bundle mail in preparation for delivery or transportation to relay boxes.
  • Deliver mail to residences and business establishments along specified routes by walking or driving, using a combination of satchels, carts, cars, and small trucks.
  • Obtain signed receipts for registered, certified, and insured mail, collect associated charges, and complete any necessary paperwork.
  • Travel to post offices to pick up the mail for routes or pick up mail from postal relay boxes.
  • Maintain accurate records of deliveries.
  • Return incorrectly addressed mail to senders.
  • Hold mail for customers who are away from delivery locations.