Mail Carrier

Code: 43-5052.00

Also known as: City Carrier, City Carrier Assistant (CCA), City Letter Carrier, City Mail Carrier, Letter Carrier, Mail Carrier, Rural Carrier, Rural Carrier Associate (RCA), Rural Mail Carrier, Rural Route Carrier

Description: You've heard the old adage: nothing stops the mail from getting to its intended destination - not even the weather. Mail Carriers deliver mail to businesses and residential homes in cities, rural areas and suburban towns. Each carrier usually works along a designated route. Mail Carriers typically have at least a high school diploma or its equivalent. However, there is no formal educational requirement. Mail Carriers must pass a written test, background check, physical examination and drug test. They will then undergo the necessary training to perform their job.

Mail Carrier

Typical wages

10% $38,060
25% $38,620
Median $51,080
75% $65,030
90% $66,900
10% $18.3
25% $18.57
Median $24.56
75% $31.27
90% $32.16

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 16,100