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Where is the pay scale for postal workers published?

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The website PostalWork.net publishes pay scales of workers who belong to the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and the American Postal Workers Union, as well as the pay scales of workers in administrative and management positions. As of November 2015, there are more than 600,000 postal workers nationwide.

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The United States Postal Service uses multiple pay systems that are tied to specific unions, and it does not publish them. Each union negotiates with the USPS directly for the salaries of its members.

As of March 2014, the lowest pay scale for a mail handler belonging to the NPMHU mandates an hourly salary of $16.08, or $33,449 per year plus benefits. Its highest pay grade pays $26.30 per hour, or $54,713 per year.

On the other hand, the lowest pay scale for regular full-time clerical and support workers belonging to the APWU specifies an hourly pay of $13.1981, or an annual salary of $27,452, as of November 2013. Its highest pay grade pays $32.4644 hourly, or $67,526 annually. Both unions have numerous pay scales.

Executives and administrators in the highest pay scale receive from $69,915 to $120,617 annually.

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