|Quick Facts: Postal Service Workers|
$51,730 per year
$24.87 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|Short-term on-the-job training|
Postal service workers sell postal 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.
Most postal service workers have a high school diploma. All applicants for these jobs must pass a written exam.
The median annual wage for postal service workers was $51,730 in May 2021.
Overall employment of postal service workers is projected to decline 6 percent from 2021 to 2031.
Despite declining employment, about 38,100 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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