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936. U.S. Postal Service--Summary

[For fiscal years; see text, Section 9, State and Local Government. (106,311 represents 106,311,000,000). Includes Puerto Rico and all outlying areas. See text, this section]

 
Item 1980 1990 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
 
    Offices, stations, and branches 39,486 40,067 39,149 38,212 38,019 38,159 38,169
Number of post offices 30,326 28,959 28,392 28,189 28,060 27,952 27,893
Number of stations and branches 9,160 11,108 10,757 10,023 9,959 10,207 10,276
 
    Pieces of mail handled (mil.) 106,311 166,301 180,734 183,440 190,888 196,905 201,576
Domestic 1 105,348 165,503 179,933 182,386 189,881 195,961 200,613
  First class 2 60,276 89,270 96,296 98,216 99,660 100,434 101,937
  Express Mail 17 59 57 58 64 66 69
  Priority Mail 248 518 869 937 1,068 1,174 1,190
  Periodicals (formerly 2d class) 10,220 10,680 10,194 10,126 10,411 10,317 10,274
  Standard A (formerly 3d class) 30,381 63,725 71,112 71,686 77,254 82,508 85,662
  Standard B (formerly 4th class) 633 663 936 949 988 1,023 1,043
  Mailgram 39 14 5 4 5 4 4
  U.S. Postal Service (NA) 538 412 360 377 380 382
  Free for the blind 28 35 52 50 53 53 53
International surface 450 166 106 105 97 96 103
International air 513 632 696 949 910 848 860
 
    Employees, total (1,000) 667 843 875 886 893 905 906
Career 643 761 753 761 765 792 798
  Headquarters 3 2 2 2 2 2 2
  Headquarters support (NA) 6 4 4 4 4 4
  Inspection Service 5 4 4 4 4 4 4
  Inspector General (X) (X) (X) (X) (Z) (Z) (Z)
  Field Career 635 747 745 748 755 781 786
    Postmasters 29 27 27 26 26 26 26
    Supervisors/managers 36 43 35 35 36 37 39
    Professional, administrative, and technical 5 10 11 11 11 12 11
    Clerks 263 290 274 277 281 294 292
    Mail handlers 37 51 57 58 59 62 62
    City carriers 187 236 240 238 234 241 242
    Motor vehicle operators 6 7 8 8 9 9 9
    Rural carriers 33 42 46 48 50 52 55
    Special delivery messengers 3 2 2 1 1 (X) (X)
    Building and equipment maintenance 27 33 38 39 40 41 42
    Vehicle maintenance 5 5 5 5 6 6 6
    Other 3 4 1 2 2 2 2 2
Noncareer 25 83 122 125 128 113 108
  Casuals 5 27 26 25 33 26 25
  Transitionals (X) (X) 32 33 27 17 12
  Rural substitutes 20 43 50 54 55 56 57
  Relief/Leave replacements (X) 12 13 13 13 13 12
  Nonbargaining temporary (X) (Z) 1 1 1 1 1
 
Compensation and employee benefits (mil. dol.) 16,541 34,214 41,931 42,676 43,835 45,588 47,322
Avg. salary per employee (dol.) 4 24,799 37,570 45,001 44,718 48,793 50,117 48,111
Pieces of mail per employee, (1,000) 159 197 207 207 214 218 222
 
    Total revenue (mil. dol.)5 19,253 40,074 54,509 56,544 58,331 60,116 62,755
Operating postal revenue 17,143 39,201 54,176 56,309 58,133 60,005 62,655
  Mail revenue 6 16,377 37,892 52,490 54,538 56,267 58,033 60,418
    First class mail 10,146 24,023 31,955 33,117 33,398 33,861 34,933
    Priority mail 7 612 1,555 3,075 3,322 3,857 4,187 4,533
    Express mail 8 184 630 711 737 825 855 942
    Mailgram 15 8 2 2 2 2 2
    Periodicals (formerly 2d class) 863 1,509 1,972 2,014 2,068 2,072 2,115
    Standard mail A (formerly 3d class) 2,412 8,082 11,792 12,175 12,876 13,702 14,436
    Standard mail B (formerly 4th class) 805 919 1,525 1,524 1,628 1,754 1,829
    International surface 154 222 205 199 192 184 194
    International air 442 941 1,254 1,450 1,423 1,416 1,434
 
  Service revenue 765 1,310 1,687 1,771 1,866 1,972 2,237
    Registry 9 157 174 118 113 95 89 95
    Certified 9 120 310 560 559 343 386 377
    Insurance 9 55 47 52 49 61 73 92
    Collection-on-delivery 21 26 21 21 22 18 20
    Special delivery 10 73 6 3 4 1 (X) (X)
    Money orders 95 155 196 221 212 210 228
    Other 9 244 592 737 803 1,131 1,197 1,425
 
Operating expenses (mil. dol.) 11 19,413 40,490 50,730 53,113 54,873 57,778 60,631




NA Not available. X Not applicable. Z Fewer than 500.
1 Data for 1980 includes penalty and franked mail, not shown separately.
2 Items mailed at 1st class rates and weighing 11 ounces or less.
3 Includes discontinued operations, area offices, and nurses.
4 For career bargaining unit employees. Includes fringe benefits.
5 Net revenues after refunds of postage. Includes operating reimbursements, stamped envelope purchases, indemnity claims, and miscellaneous revenue and expenditure offsets. Shown in year which gave rise to the earnings.
6 For 1980, includes penalty and franked mail, not shown separately. Later years have that mail distributed into the appropriate class.
7 Provides 2 to 3 day delivery service.
8 Overnight delivery of packages weighing up to 70 pounds.
9 Beginning 1997, return receipt revenue broken out from reqistry, certified, and insurance and included in "other".
10 Special delivery discontinued June 8, 1997.
11 Shown in year in which obligation was incurred.

Source: U.S. Postal Service, Annual Report of the Postmaster General and Comprehensive Statement on Postal Operations, annual; and unpublished data.

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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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