Occupations

The U.S. Postal Service delivers billions of pieces of mail weekly, including letters, advertisements, bills, and packages, through regardless of inclement weather. To achieve mail delivery efficiently, the Postal Service employs over 600,000 individuals who process, sort, and then deliver mail and packages as well as provide customer services and supplies in post offices. The majority of Postal Service workers are clerks, mail carriers, or mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators.

Postal clerks wait on customers at post offices, whereas mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators sort incoming and outgoing mail at post offices and mail processing centers. Mail carriers deliver mail to urban and rural residences and businesses throughout the United States. Yo also have a professional and administrative staff that are needed to manage and operate the over 37,000 postal facilities nationwide.

Occupations – Number Employed – Average Salary

Many of the following occupations are linked to related private sector job lists so that you can explore ALL options, even during this recession. The Post Office is recruiting for non-career casual, transitional, and temporary jobs and you will find information on these jobs on this web site.

Occupations List

Accounting Specialist – Tech – 478, $57,120
Address Management Specialist – 528, $57,787
Auto Technician – 2,267, $47,454
Auto Technician (Lead) – 1,202, $56,932
Bldg. Equipment Mechanic – 2,370, $55,962
Bulk Mail Technician – 3,017, $53,521
Carrier City – 181,909 $51,063
Carrier (Temporary Relief) – 4,715, $26,101
Carrier Technician – 27,217, $51,529
Casual Temporary – 11,368, $25,160
Clerk Special Delivery Services – 466, $52,528
Criminal Investigators – 429, $75,464
Customer Service Analyst – 605, $64,426
Data Collection Technician – 1,352, $53,401
Data Conversion Operator – 4,953, $30,956
Distributions Windows & Markup Clerk – 2,033, $52,448
Electronics Technician – 7,783, $60,479
Flat Sorting Mach. Operator – 2,958, $52,139
Human Resource Specialists – 648,  $61,873
Laborer Custodial, Custodian – 16,279, $47,831
Mail Handler/Tech/Operator – 52,918, $47,330
Mail Processing Clerk – 81,511, $51,907
Mail Processing Machine Operators – 1,422, $50,250
Maintenance Support Clerk/Tech – 1,435, $51,623
Maintenance Mechanic & MPE – 9,230, $55,485
Motor Vehicle Operator – 2,759, $50,533
Parcel Post Dist-Machine – 8,737, $51,765
PM/Relief/Replacement – 12,951, $24,355
Postal Inspector – 1,494, $78,950
Postal Police – 581, $51,114
Postmaster – 22,876, $65,000
Review Clerk – 621, $53,655
Rural Carrier Associates – 53,064, $37,493
Rural Delivery Carriers – 68,812, $52,843
Sales Services Associates – 50,993, $50,269
Secretary – 836, $50,980
T&A Payroll Clerks – 413, $53,661
Tractor Trailer Operator – 5,530, $52,599
Training Technicians – 450, $53,598
Transitional Employee – 13,232, $41,166