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What is the typical postal worker's hourly wage?

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As of 2015, the average wage for a United States Postal Service carrier is $15.51 per hour, according to a PayScale survey. The United States Postal Service pays different wages depending on the employee's role, skill set and years of experience.

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As of December 2015, Postal Service employees with more than 20 years of experience report a median salary of $58,000, while those with less than five years of experience report a median salary of $35,000.

Workers who reported driving as a skill earned a median salary of $54,000. People who cited customer service as a skill earned a median income of $39,000.

Job title also affects the employee's rate of pay. Casual mail handlers report an average hourly pay of $12.00 per hour, while managers report an average salary of $92,998, according to Glassdoor. The highest salary is $167,085, reported by those with the job title Projects Director.

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