Postman Salaries - International Comparison

 
Job Description:   The postman job includes the following responsibilities: (i) sorts mail according to streets and street numbers; (ii) delivers mail along a regular route to private home and business establishments [9].
 
Methodology:   Unless otherwise indicated, the gross income is obtained from data provided to the International Labour Organization [9] by government agencies (Statistics Canada, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Statistics Finland, etc). The compulsory deductions include income tax, municipal tax, provincial/state income tax, social security (pension plan, medicare), compulsory additional insurance, etc. The deductions are representative of single-earner-married-without-child status, and are obtained from income tax calculators [t], social security withholdings, the OECD Tax Database [k], or other sources. Employees include both men and women unless otherwise noted.
 
    
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Postman Job Average Salary

Country  Net Monthly Income  constant 2005 US$ [a] [d] Notes, Source                                                                               Gross Monthly Job Income Compulsory Deductions Weekly Hours
 
U.S. median salary PPP $ 2,638 $ 2,638 Standardized salary (160 hours/month), Full-time and part-time employees, 2002. U.S. Department of Labor, [9], [t]. 3,040 dollars 20%
Taiwan average income PPP $ 2,560 $ 1,370 Full-time and part-time employees, 2004. Includes post-office counter clerk. National Statistics Republic of China, [9]. 49,915 dollars 11% 40.0
Australia average income PPP $ 2,133 $ 2,094 May 2004. Normal hours from collective agreements. Australian Bureau of Statistics, [9], [t]. 3,406 dollars 19% 39.0
Finland average salary PPP $ 1,844 $ 2,202 Normal hours of work, 2004. Men only. Women make 2,198 euros per month. Statistics Finland, [9], [k], [t]. 2,456 euros 30% 38.2
UK median salary PPP $ 1,818 $ 2,110 Employees, 2005. UK Employment Department, [9], [t]. 1,524 pounds 24% 40.0
Germany average salary PPP $ 1,681 $ 1,815 Minimum per month, 2005, normal hours of work. Federal Statistical Office of Germany, [9], [t]. 1,893 euros 23% 40.0
Korea average salary PPP $ 1,660 $ 1,316 Excl. overtime and bonus, June 2005. Korea Ministry of Labour, [9]. 1,459,313 wons 8% 40.5
Canada average income PPP $ 1,546 $ 1,545 Employees, 2005. Statistics Canada, [9], [t]. 2,494 dollars 25% 29.6
Austria average salary PPP $ 1,385 $ 1,103 Employees, 2001. Austrian Central Statistical Office (ÖSTAT), [9], [t]. 1,469 euros 24% 40.0
Italy average salary PPP $ 1,285 $ 1,387 Normal hours of work, 2005. Istituto Nazionale di Statistica, [9]. 1,485 euros 25% 36.0
China average salary PPP $ 1,008 $ 236 Employees, 2005. Employees. National Bureau of Statistics of China, [9]. 2,101 yuans 8%
Kuwait average income PPP $ 999 $ 1,247 Employees, 2004. Kuwait Ministry of Planning, [9]. 356 dinars 0% 39.0
Portugal average salary PPP $ 873 $ 700 Employees, 2003. Instituto Nacional de Estatística, [9]. 678 euros 14% 39.0
Philippines average salary PPP $ 703 $ 160 Employees, 2002. National Statistics Office, [9], [t]. 8,448 pesos 10%
Brazil average income PPP $ 699 $ 257 Employees, Dec 2003. Ministerio do Trabalho e da Previdência Social, [9]. 814 reals 10% 44.0
Poland average income PPP $ 693 $ 371 Employees, 2004. Poland Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 1,867 zlotys 30% 40.0
Slovakia average income PPP $ 693 $ 218 Employees, 2000. Štatistický úrad Slovenskej republiky, [9], [k]. 11,365 korunas 22% 31.5
Thailand average salary PPP $ 675 $ 215 Men employees, 2005. Women make 9,608 bahts per month. Thailand National Statistical Office, [9], [t], [s]. 9,206 bahts 6% 44.0
Czech Republic average income PPP $ 638 $ 417 Excl. bonuses, 2005. Czech Statistical Office, [9]. 12,599 korunas 21% 35.5
Hungary average salary PPP $ 589 $ 374 Employees, May 2005. Hungarian Central Statistical Office, [9], [k]. 95,315 forints 22%
Mexico average income PPP $ 501 $ 320 Employees, 2005. Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informatica (INEGI), [9], [k]. 3,558 pesos 2% 42.0
Lithuania average salary PPP $ 403 $ 154 Employees, 2002. Statistics Lithuania, [9]. 698 litas 26% 40.0
Latvia average income PPP $ 402 $ 179 Adult full-time and part-time employees, 2005. Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, [9], [t]. 133 lats 25% 30.5
Peru average salary PPP $ 386 $ 177 Employees, June 2005. Men only. Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informatica, [9]. 661 sols 12%
Romania average salary PPP $ 283 $ 145 Men employees, 2005. Women make 574 new lei per month. Romania National Institute of Statistics, [9]. 559 new lei 25% 38.8
Russia average salary PPP $ 275 $ 110 Employees, 2004. Federal State Statistics Office, [9]. 3,539 roubles 13% 38.9
 

References

 
[a]   Interbank nominal exchange rate, Oanda.com; historical currency converter for over 164 currencies and 3 metals.
[d]   World Economic Outlook Database, September 2006, International Monetary Fund.
[k]   OECD Tax Database. Annual database providing comparative information on personal and corporate income tax and consumption tax systems and rates in OECD countries since 2000. Information on social security contributions levied on employees and their employers is also reported.
[t]   Net income from gross income (calculators, tables): Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, UK, U.S., Singapore.
[9]   International Labour Organization. Compilation of average salary income worldwide. Classified by country, by employment category, and by gender.
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