This 29-year-old mail carrier with U.S. Postal Service made $90,000 in 2021 – here’s how

Abu Mubarik January 27, 2022
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Jordan Myers is a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service whose outstanding work ethic earned him $90,000 last year although his base pay is less than that. According to CNBC Make It, the 29-year-old works 12 to 13 hours a day, six days per week. However, during business weeks, he does overtime each day and takes on even more on the weekends.

“Everything is mental,” he told CNBC Make It. “If you have the mindset and the drive to do something, I feel like you can really break through a lot of barriers.”

Myers earns $41,000 per year, however, working overtime fetched him a whopping $90,000 in 2021. The Memphis, Tennessee, resident sometimes walks around 14 miles to deliver mail to up to 500 houses each day. In 2020, he earned around $78,000.

Myers’ work ethic has impressed Kevin O’Leary, O’Shares ETFs chairman and judge on CNBC’s “Money Court”.

“He’s delivering mail for over 12 hours a day. This guy knows how to work hard,” O’Leary said. He continued: “Jordan [Myers] has a strong work ethic, and it’s important to have a work ethic because it’s a discipline and you work for a reason. You need money to live. No one’s going to take care of you if you don’t take care of yourself.”

The nature of Myers’ job means that he is outside all day, regardless of the weather. COVID-19 compounded the hectic nature of his job. It was “endless walking, around 20 miles a day” because there were more mail but few carriers, he told CNBC Make It.

Doing a job that involves a lot of walking such as being a carrier for the United States Postal Service is not the first for Myers. At age 12, he worked for his dad’s lawn service. “It sucked, truthfully, but it made me into who I am,” he said.

“My dad is my biggest hero,” Myers said. “When you realize how he’s able to persevere … There’s no way I can say ‘I’m tired’ if he’s not tired. We don’t make excuses.”

Myers, who is married with a son, also previously worked a number of jobs, including positions at the Apple store, Kroger, Dollar General and more, according to CNBC Make It. It was in 2017 that he got a full-time job at USPS. His grandfather in the past worked for USPS.

“My grandfather worked for the post office for many years. He said that if I go there, I would be able to make a decent amount of money and get a lot of hours,” Myers said.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: January 28, 2022


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