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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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April 2024 cost-of-living adjustment memo

April 12

2025 Retiree COLAs Projection: CSRS is 2.3% and FERS is 2.0% as of June 2024

The 2025 COLAs for CSRS and FERS benefits are based on the increase in the average CPI-W between the 3rd quarter of 2023 (301.236) and the 3rd quarter of 2024.

Based on the May 2024 CPI-W (1982-84) of 308.163, the increase in the CPI is 2.3%. The projected 2025 COLA for CSRS is 2.3% and FERS is 2.0%. The 2025 retiree COLA calculation will be finalized in October 2024 with the release of the CPI-W for September 2024.

2025 FECA COLA Projection: 2.5% as of June 2024

Based on the release of the May 2024 CPI-W (1982-84=100), the 2025 FECA COLA projection is 2.5%. The May 2024 CPI-W of 308.163 was 2.5% above the December 2023 base index (300.728). The 2025 FECA COLA calculation will be finalized when the December 2024 CPI-W is published during the month of January 2025.

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.