Is working for the post office a good job?
The Postal Service has been a bastion of solid middle class jobs with good benefits. According to government data, the average annual pay of the 315,000 letter carriers at the postal service is $51,390. The second most common job, the 140,000 mail sorters, get paid an average of $48,380.
How much does the Post Office pay an hour?
U.S. Postal Service (USPS) pays its employees an average of $17.90 an hour. Hourly pay at U.S. Postal Service (USPS) ranges from an average of $14.93 to $25.26 an hour.
Do you have to pay to apply at the post office?
Information about job openings with the U.S. government or U.S. Postal Service is free and available to everyone. Applying for a federal or postal job also is free. Federal agencies and the U.S. Postal Service never charge application fees or guarantee that someone will be hired.
Is postal exam 473 difficult?
The 1st part of the 473 exam is fairly easy but is timed so you need to work quick and be accurate. The memory part is generally considered the hardest for most people unless you have a photographic memory.