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Pay tables, COLA info, annuity projections

This page contains the latest information on current NALC pay tables, NALC contract cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) and FERS and CSRS annuity projections. The page also contains a graph showing changes to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, the index used to calculate Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) that apply to active and retired carriers.

You also will find information about Postal Service performance and information about developments in the postal sector generally.

Letter carrier pay table

2019-2023 National Agreement

Under the terms of the 2019-2023 National Agreement between the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service, this salary and rate schedule is the current paychart for all NALC represented employees:



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Selected previous National Agreement pay tables are available below.


Cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs)

CPI chart

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September 2023 cost-of-living adjustment memo

September 13

2024 Retiree COLAs Projection: 3.3% as of September 2023

The 2024 COLAs for CSRS and FERS benefits are based on the increase in the average CPI-W between the 3rd quarter of 2022 (291.901) and the 3rd quarter of 2023 (TBA).

Based on the August 2023 CPI-W (1982-84) of 301.551, the 2024 CSRS and FERS COLAs are currently projected to be 3.3%. The 2024 retiree COLA calculation will be finalized in October 2023 with the release of the CPI-W for September 2023.

CSRS annuities receive full COLAs; COLAs for FERS annuities are payable for retirees 62 and older and may be reduced by up to one percentage point from the increase in the CPI.

2024 FECA COLA Projection: 3.6% as of September 2023

Based on the release of the August 2023 CPI-W (1982-84=100), the 2024 FECA COLA projection is 3.6%. The August 2023 CPI-W of 301.551 was 3.6% above the December 2022 base index (291.051). The 2024 FECA COLA calculation will be finalized when the December 2023 CPI-W is published during the month of January 2024.

FECA COLAs are applicable only in cases where death or disability occurred more than one year prior to the adjustment’s effective date.

CSRS and FERS annuity projections

Latest on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers

Information on the CPI can be found on the Department of Labors Bureau of Labor Statistics' web page.