|Quick Facts: Postal Service Workers|
$53,680 per year
$25.81 per hour
|No formal educational credential|
|Short-term on-the-job training|
Postal service workers sell postage and related products and collect, sort, and deliver mail.
Postal service clerks and mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators work indoors, typically in a post office. Mail carriers mostly work outdoors, delivering mail.
Although no formal education is typically required to enter these occupations, most postal service workers have at least a high school diploma. All applicants for these jobs must pass a written exam.
The median annual wage for postal service workers was $53,680 in May 2022.
Overall employment of postal service workers is projected to decline 8 percent from 2022 to 2032.
Despite declining employment, about 34,400 openings for postal service workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
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