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Postal Clerks


Postal clerks are employees of the United States Postal Service (USPS). The equivalent employees at package delivery companies have different titles but perform many of the same duties; at Federal Express they are called service agents, at United Parcel Service, administrative assistants and account executives. Their job duties may be diversified, depending upon the size of the post office or company at which they are employed. Among their duties are working at the public service windows in post offices, answering telephone inquiries, handling packages, and sorting incoming and outgoing mail. About 78,660 postal clerks work for the United States Postal Service.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma




Personality Traits

Hands On



Career Ladder
Postal Supervisor

Postal Clerk

Part-Time Postal Clerk