Postal Service Clerks

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What do they do?

Perform any combination of tasks in a post office, such as receive letters and parcels; sell postage and revenue stamps, postal cards, and stamped envelopes; fill out and sell money orders; place mail in pigeon holes of mail rack or in bags; and examine mail for correct postage.

Also known as:

Bulk Mail Clerk, Bulk Mail Technician, Business Mail Entry Clerk, Clerk, Distribution Clerk, Dock Clerk, Mail Clerk, Part Time Flexible Clerk (PTF Clerk), Postal Clerk, Postal Support Employee, Sales & Service Associate (SSA), Sales and Distribution Clerk, Sales and Service Associate (SSA), Window Clerk, Window/Distribution Clerk

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Postal Service Clerks in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Postal Service Clerks is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • -1%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #28 in job growth rate
  • 140

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #10 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (1.6%)
  • Bachelor's degree (11.6%)
  • Associate's degree (13.9%)
  • Some college, no degree (37%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (33.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (2.4%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Sell products or services.
  • Collect deposits, payments or fees.
  • Weigh parcels to determine shipping costs.
  • Calculate shipping costs.
  • Maintain financial or account records.
  • Verify shipping documentation.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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