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Letter carrier pay chart
Effective March 2014

This salary and rate schedule is for all NALC represented employees.
Click here to view a PDF of the latest available chart.


Pay increases under 2011-2016 National Agreement
Date Type of increase1 Amount
Jan. 2013 Cost-of-living adjustment $1462
July 2013 Cost-of-living adjustment $5413
Nov. 16, 2013 General wage increase 1 percent
Jan. 2014 Cost-of-living adjustment $0
July 2014 Cost-of-living adjustment to be determined
Nov. 15, 2014 General wage increase 1.5 percent
Jan. 2015 Cost-of-living adjustment to be determined
July 2015 Cost-of-living adjustment to be determined
Nov. 14, 2015 General wage increase 1 percent
Jan. 2016 Cost-of-living adjustment to be determined
1–Value of cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) depends on changes in the level of the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
2–Following the Feb. 21 release of the January 2013 Consumer Price Index, the first cost-of-living adjustment for letter carriers under the 2011-2016 National Agreement was $146 annually. This first cost-of-living adjustment was based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index between July 2012 and January 2013. It amounts to 7 cents per hour, the equivalent of $5.60 per pay period or $146 annually. Note that under the terms of the 2011-2016 agreement, payment of this cost-of-living adjustment will be deferred for one year and will take effect in the second full pay period after the release of the January 2014 Consumer Price Index (i.e., Pay Period 07-14, pay date March 28).

3—Following the Aug. 15 release of the July 2013 Consumer Price Index, the second cost-of-living adjustment for letter carriers under the 2011-2016 National Agreement was $541 annually. This second cost-of-living adjustment was based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index between January 2013 and July 2013. It amounts to 26 cents per hour, the equivalent of $20.80 per pay period or $541 annually. Note that under the terms of the 2011-2016 agreement, payment of this second cost-of-living adjustment will be deferred for one year and will take effect in the second full pay period after the release of the July 2014 Consumer Price Index.

Note that in 2014, both of the deferred 2013 COLAs, $146 annually and $541 annually, will be added to the Step O pay rates in Table 2 of the Pay Schedule, which applies to City Carriers hired in career positions on or after January 13, 2013.

The pay rates of Steps A through N of Table 2 will be increased proportionally, as provided by the contract.

For example, Step A is set at 61.5% of Step O, so the COLA for Grade 1, Step A is $333 annually.


Letter carrier pay
The links below are to files available in PDF format.

Letter carrier pay charts
2011-2016 National Agreement
March 2014  
November 2013  
August 2013  
April 2013  
January 2013  

2006-2011 National Agreement
March 2011 November 2008
November 2010 September 2008
August 2010 March 2008
March 2010 November 2007
November 2009 November 2006

2001-2006 National Agreement
August 2006 November 2003
March 2006 September 2003
November 2005 March 2003
September 2005 November 2002
March 2005 November 2001
November 2004 September 2001
September 2004 March 2001
March 2004  
 

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