By Paul D’Ambrosio – February 22, 2018
The U.S. Postal Service continued to trim staff, cutting full-time employees by nearly 11,000 in the last year yet raised the average salary to $59,000, new data obtained by DataUniverse.com show.
The database of more than 635,000 postal employees as of January 2018 can be searched at https://php.app.com/agent/postalemployees/search. The data is posted by the Asbury Park Press and APP.com on its public information site, www.DataUniverse.com. View the video above to learn more about DataUniverse.
The new data show that the Postal Service’s trend of trimming staff in the last decade continues as the use of the postal system declines. The post office delivered 153.9 billion pieces of mail in 2017, down from 212.2 billion in 2007, according to Postal Services data. The total number of full-time employees dropped from 404,098 in January 2017 to 393,118 in January 2018, according to the payroll data obtained by DataUniverse through the federal Freedom of Information Act.
The average full-time salary, though, rose from $57,712 to $59,075, the data showed. The post office also employs 173,600 hourly workers and 68,000 part-time employees.
The number of full-time New Jersey post office employee dropped by 624 over the year, down to 16,322. The average postal salary in New Jersey for 2018 was $58,895.