Postal employees receive the same general benefits provided to federal employees for the most part. However, USPS employees pay considerably less for their health care bi-weekly premiums than the competitive Civil Service does. Vacation & Sick Leave All employees receive generous benefits including: 10 paid holidays 13 days of vacation for the first three years, […]

Pay Tables

Starting pay for 2015 varies for each position from mail handlers represented by the National Postal Mail Handlers Union to postal clerks and everything in between. Each union negotiates the salary for their member. The Mail Handler Grade 4 and 5 pay scales are listed below and pay starts at the level 4 step AA […]

Job Descriptions

The mail carrier, clerk, and many other post office job occupations presented here are excerpted from Post Office Jobs. The job descriptions show the tremendous diversity that the U.S. Postal Service, a Fortune 500 company, offers. Anyone interested in these jobs will need to take the 473 Battery Test or any one of the other […]


Thousands apply each year for postal jobs, and those who understand the hiring process and study for entrance exams – when required – will dramatically improve their chances. The Postal Service never charges fees to take an exam or to apply for jobs. Don’t be misled by ads that offer postal employment and charge a […]