Postal service clerks are one of the least happy careers in the United States.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, postal service clerks rate their career happiness 2.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 2% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy postal service clerks are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Correctional officer
Food server
Postal service worker
Garbage collector
Vehicle cleaner
Postal service clerk
Customer service representative
Retail salesperson
Insurance sales agent
Housekeeping cleaner

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are postal service clerks happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do postal service clerks find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as postal service clerks?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are postal service clerk’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are postal service clerks making the best use of their abilities?

Are postal service clerks happy with their salary?