Postal Service Clerks

2.1/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
87%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-4.8%
by 2031
WAGES
$52,290
or $25.14 hourly
VOLUME
79,320
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 87% (Robots are watching)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Postal Service Clerks' job openings is expected to decline by -4.8% by 2031
'Postal Service Clerks' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Postal Service Clerks' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Postal Service Clerks' was $52,290, or $25.14 hourly
'Postal Service Clerks' are paid 14.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as postal service clerks?

As of 2021 there were 79,320 people employed as Postal Service Clerks within the United States.
This represents around 0.06% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Postal Service Clerks.

Job description

Perform any combination of tasks in a United States Postal Service (USPS) 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. Includes postal service clerks employed by USPS contractors.

SOC Code: 43-5051.00

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