The USPS is the third largest civilian employer in the US, with roughly 502,400 workers in 2016. So if you’re looking for a job, you might want to consider one with the USPS.
In these times of Amazon.com, where more and more people are buying everything online, the need of delivery services, like USPS should only be increasing.
There are several career options, including delivery and operations, mail carriers, mail handlers and tractor trailer operators. Check their career site for more options.
Salary and Benefits
The reason it’s just an attractive job, is because not only salaries are competitive with the private sector, but it also comes with good benefits, including dental, vision, health and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, long-term care insurance, retirement plans, generous vacation time and sick leave.
The median wage in May 2018 was $58,760, with some positions paying more than others:
| Postal service mail sorters, processors, and |
processing machine operators
|Postal service clerks||$ 55,280|
|Postal service mail carriers||$55,210|
A High School diploma is required, and post-secondary education is highly encouraged.
Candidates must be 18 years old at the time of appointment, or 16 years old if they have a high school diploma. Must be a legal alien (US citizen, permanent resident or a citizen of US territory).
This cannot be your first job and if you’re applying for a carrier position, must have a clean driving record.
Must background checks (criminal background check, drug screening and medical assessment)
Must also have a good command of the English language.