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Postal Rate Chart

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Postal Facts

  • 65 billion — 2012 revenue, in dollars
  • 160 billion — number of mailpieces processed
  • 40 — percent of the world’s mail volume handled by the Postal Service
  • 1.8 billion — dollar amount paid every two weeks in salaries and benefits
  • 522,144** — number of career employees
  • 108,000** — number of military veteran career employees
  • 31,272 — number of Postal Service-managed retail offices
  • 212,530 — number of vehicles — one of the largest civilian fleets in the world
  • 1.3 billion — number of miles driven each year by letter carriers and truck drivers
  • 39.7 million — number of address changes processed
  • 39 — percent of retail revenue from alternative access channels
  • 423 million — total number of visits to
  • 67.5 million — number of inquiries handled by the Postal Service Contact Center
  • 246 million — dollar amount of online stamp and retail sales at
  • 44.1 million — number of Click-N-Ship labels printed
  • 483 million — total revenue, in dollars, from Click-N-Ship label purchases
  • 83.8 million — number of packages picked up using Free Package Pickup
  • 5.7 million — number of passport applications accepted
  • 109 million — number of money orders issued
  • 497 million — amount in revenue from 2,500 Self-Service Kiosks
  • 70,000 — number of stores, banks and Self-Service Kiosks that sell stamps
  • 654,560 — number of new delivery points added to the network
  • 0 — tax dollars received for operating the Postal Service

The USPS has not directly received taxpayer-dollars since the early 1980s with the minor exception of subsidies for costs associated with the disabled and overseas voters.