Mail carrier

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How to become a Mail Carrier

To work as a mail carrier, you must be a U.S. citizen and obtain a high school diploma or equivalent. Additionally, a valid driver's license and clean driving record are required. You will be asked to complete a criminal background check and drug test. You will also be required to pass the USPS 473 Postal Exam.

What skills help Mail Carriers find jobs?

  • Driving
  • Telemarketing
  • Sales Experience
  • Customer Service
  • Box Truck Experience
  • Transportation Management Systems
  • Logistics
  • 3PL
  • Commercial Driving
  • Dealership Experience
  • Heavy Lifting
  • UML

Career progression for Mail Carrier

Education levels for Mail Carriers

1%5%6%33%56%Doctoral DegreeAssociate's DegreeMaster's DegreeBachelor's DegreeHigh School Diploma or GED

Based on the requirements of Mail Carrier job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.

Expected salary by experience

0-44-88-1212-1616-2020-24Years of experience26k28k30k31k33kAnnual salary in USD

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Mail Carrier in the United States within the last three years.

Common qualifications for Mail Carriers

  • CDL A
  • MCP
  • Driver's License
  • TWIC Card
  • Certified Coding Associate
  • Tanker Endorsement
  • CDL
  • OTR
  • Certified Professional In Patient Safety
  • Registered Pharmacist
  • Non-CDL Class C
  • CompTIA Linux+
Frequently asked questions
Common questions about career advices for a Mail Carrier

What skills do I need to be a mail carrier?

Except for a high school diploma, there is no education requirement to be a mail carrier. However, individuals wishing to pursue a carrier in this field should have the following skills:

  • The ability to carry large parcels and stacks of heavy letter mail
  • The ability to work long hours on their feet
  • Excellent time management skills
  • The ability to interact with the public in a friendly, courteous and professional manner
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