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Mail Carriers


Full-time USPS mail carriers had mean annual earnings of $58,760 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Salaries ranged from less than $35,960 to more than $62,520. Rural carriers receive salaries that are based on a combination of fixed annual compensation and an evaluation of the amount of work required to service their particular routes. They also receive a maintenance allowance if they are required to use their own automobiles. Substitute rural carriers receive a base pay for the days they work and the same mileage and automobile maintenance allowance given to regular rural carriers.

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