Postal worker, mail sorter, messenger or courier
- Completes delivery forms, collects charges, and issues receipts for the collection and delivery of registered or recorded mail and other items.
- Delivers mail, parcels, correspondence and other materials to specified or agreed routes and schedules.
- Sorts mail, parcels and other incoming and outgoing material for delivery, and maintains records of material received and despatched.
- Collects mail from post boxes, receives parcels, and collects correspondence, documents and other material from individuals, offices or other establishments.
Typical Education Level
Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 21% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for postal worker, mail sorter, messenger or courier is £20,729
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 4,228. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for postal worker, mail sorter, messenger or courier roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £20,729 per year. That is about £1,727 per month or £10.63 per hour. New workers generally start on £16,494, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £27,747
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 4,228 people are employed in the region.