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Mail Carriers (City)

Customer Service / Delivery Department of the USPS

City Carriers deliver mail in the more populated areas of our country.

You’ve seen them…zipping around in those cool white jeeps, with the steering wheel on the right side of the vehicle. What fun!

Mail Carriers get to enjoy the great outdoors. These brave workers perform a vital role to our communities, and are highly respected.

The great thing about Mail Carriers is that many of them enjoy it so much, they want to keep doing it for their whole career.

Mail Carriers are amazing people. One thing they all have in common… they are persistent. They are overcomers. They can solve problems.

These postal workers are responsible for making sure all packages and mail is delivered to each address within their assigned territory.

Mail Carriers receive starting pay of $19.93 per hour, on average, depending on geographical location. This position is eligible for federal benefits and is a full time position.

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Rural Mail Carriers

Rural Mail Carriers, part of the Customer Service / Delivery Department at USPS, serve the heart of America in less populated areas.

These positions boast the highest starting pay among entry-level roles, ranging from $17.76 to $27.54, contingent on location.

Many City and Rural Carriers began as Rural Carrier Associates, whether on a full-time or part-time basis.

These essential postal workers play a pivotal role in our communities and earn profound respect. A majority find the job so fulfilling that they choose it as their lifelong career.

They shoulder the responsibility of ensuring every package and mail piece reaches its destination within their assigned territory.

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Mail Handlers

Operating within the Processing / Distribution Department at USPS, Mail Handlers play an indispensable role in postal facilities.

The starting pay for these positions varies from $15.25 to $22.47 per hour, depending on the location.

These valuable postal workers are tasked with loading and unloading postal items before and after sorting and processing.

This role demands significant physical activity, involving items that can weigh up to 70 pounds each and rolling containers of up to 1,500 pounds.

Typically a full-time position, Mail Handlers play a critical part in the postal workflow.

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Mail Processors

Within the Processing / Distribution Department at USPS, Mail Processors uphold a crucial function in keeping the USPS operational.

Compensation for these positions starts from $16.25 to $23.56 per hour, based on location.

Mail Processors are entrusted with sorting mail and packages, be it in smaller branches or expansive central facilities.

Efficiency and accuracy are paramount in this fast-paced environment, which may involve both manual and automated processing equipment.

These roles generally encompass full-time employment.

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Window Clerks

Often referred to as the "face" of USPS within the Customer Service / Delivery Department, Window Clerks are an essential presence at branches, interacting directly with the public.

Their starting pay ranges from $16.25 to $23.56 per hour, dependent on location.

These invaluable workers handle the sale of stamps, envelopes, and other supplies. They process postage, create money orders, manage passports, and facilitate various post office services.

This role necessitates the ability to juggle diverse tasks promptly and amicably.

Usually a full-time position, Window Clerks contribute significantly to the public's postal experience.

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