Mail Carrier

Sort mails for delivery and deliver mails on established route.
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Salary Range
$38,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Mail Carriers do?

Sorts mail for delivery and delivers mail on established route: Inserts mail into slots of mail rack to sort for delivery. Delivers mail to residences and business establishments along route. Completes delivery forms, collects charges, and obtains signature on receipts for delivery of specified types of mail. Enters changes of address in route book and re-addresses mail to be forwarded. May drive vehicle over established route. May deliver specialized types of mail and be designated Parcel-Post Carrier; Special-Delivery Carrier.

Should I be a Mail Carrier?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: City Carrier, City Mail Carrier, Clerk Carrier, Mail Carrier and Clerk, Mail Carrier Technician, Parcel Post Carrier See More

    How to become a Mail Carrier

    Most Mail Carriers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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