According to the official United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, postal service mail carriers make between $33,000 and $58,000 per year, as of May 2013. This equates to an average hourly pay of $16 to $28.
USPS offers several great entry-level employment opportunities. According to the USPS website, postal workers can be hired at age 18, or 16 with a GED, as long as they are registered for Selective Service, if male, can pass a drug test and pass a criminal background screening. USPS also compensates its employees with health coverage through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, a minimum of 10 annual leave days per year and retirement and disability benefits.