Mail Carrier Job Description

Mail Carriers are responsible for delivering mail, packages and flyers to customers along set routes. In the U.S., Mail Carriers can work for FedEx, Amazon, UPS, and USPS (The United States Parcel Service).

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We are seeking an enthusiastic individual to work as a mail carrier. This person will deliver letters and packages to our customers. The ideal candidate is physically fit and can withstand walking and standing for hours at a time. They will be tasked with sorting mail and carrying sacks, which can often be quite heavy, so strength and endurance are important. Consistency and accountability are key in this role.


A Mail Carrier earns between $17,000 and $51,000 per year. The median salary is $30,000 annually.


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Patrick Algrim is an experienced executive who has spent a number of years in Silicon Valley hiring and coaching some of the world’s most valuable technology teams. Patrick has been a source for Human Resources and career related insights for Forbes, Glassdoor, Entrepreneur,, SparkHire, and many more.


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