Postal Service Clerks


Perform any combination of tasks in a 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 according to State, address, or other scheme; and examine mail for correct postage.


Top Industry of Employment

  1. U.s. Postal Service

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 1,250 18.80 18.23 19.09 39,110 37,910 39,700
Springfield MSA 70 18.40 17.17 19.01 38,260 35,710 39,540
St Louis MSA 390 19.02 18.62 19.22 39,560 38,730 39,980
Kansas City* 430 18.89 18.57 19.05 39,285 38,627 39,614
Central Region* 120 18.68 18.03 19.01 38,861 37,507 39,539
Northeast Region* 40 19.01 19.01 19.01 39,539 39,539 39,539
Northwest Region* 60 18.75 18.24 19.01 39,006 37,940 39,539
Ozark Region* 90 18.41 17.20 19.01 38,283 35,773 39,539
South Central Region* 40 18.34 17.01 19.01 38,151 35,375 39,539
Southeast Region* 70 18.59 17.77 19.01 38,677 36,952 39,539
Southwest Region* 60 18.31 16.92 19.01 38,087 35,184 39,539
West Central Region* 60 18.76 18.25 19.01 39,014 37,965 39,539
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 40 18.81 18.41 19.01 39,122 38,288 39,539

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 1,120 1,120 .00 25 Fair
Kansas City MSA 670 760 90 13.43 24 Good
St Louis MSA 320 320 .00 7 Caution
Central Region* 100 100 .00 2 Caution
Northeast Region* 40 40 .00 1 Caution
Northwest Region* 70 70 .00 2 Caution
Ozark Region* 80 80 .00 2 Caution
South Central Region* 30 30 .00 1 Caution
Southeast Region* 60 60 .00 1 Caution
Southwest Region* 50 50 .00 1 Caution
West Central Region* 60 60 .00 2 Caution

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires short-term on-the-job training
or training in one of the following
General Office Occupations and Clerical Services