Postal service workers sell postal products and collect, sort, and deliver mail.Work Environment
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.How to Become a Postal Service Worker
Most postal service workers have a high school diploma. All applicants for these jobs must pass a written exam.Pay
The median annual wage for postal service workers was $51,150 in May 2020.Job Outlook
Overall employment of postal service workers is projected to decline 9 percent from 2020 to 2030.
Despite declining employment, about 31,900 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.State & Area Data
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