This USPS employee is getting to the money the smart way!
According to CNBC, Jordan Myers made $90,000 last year as an employee of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
“Living in Memphis, Tennessee, Myers earns a base salary of around $41,000 per year. But with overtime, he’s able to bring in far more: In 2021, Myers earned over $90,000,” the outlet said.
A Typical Day
Reportedly, on a typical day Myers might find himself working 13 hours, often time walking for about 14 miles delivering mail to around 500 houses per day. While the work can be taxing, he never complains but instead approaches each day with a positive mindset.
“Everything is mental,” he shared. “If you have the mindset and the drive to do something, I feel like you can really break through a lot of barriers.”
Putting In Work
Most of the hours that Myers works are completely voluntary. Throughout each business week, the Memphis, TN native clocks in about five hours of overtime per day and even opts to work extra time during the weekend.
“I don’t think of it as hard,” Myers explained. “I think about what I can do and what I’m trying to accomplish.”
Thanks to those extra hours, Myers is able to exceed his base salary of $41,000 per year.
“The biggest thing that people don’t realize as a mail carrier is how much work you actually do,” he shared. “A lot of people say it’s easy because you’re just walking and they only see you maybe five minutes here and there, every other day.”
Myers also recalled just how hectic his schedule was when the pandemic first began in 2020 when he earned about $78,000. However, the feat included “endless walking [for] around 20 miles a day.”
Balling On A Budget
Although Myers has managed to bring in a nice chunk of change over the course of the past two years, what is even more important to him is how he manages his funds.
Myers has known the power of hard work since he first began working at the age of 12 and witnessing his mother struggle financially. Now, he uses a strict budget to ensure that he is actively practicing good money management for his family.
He works alongside his wife Jalyn to allocate funds for the basics like food, housing, and even extras like subscription services. Myers also draws in a bit of extra income of about $4,500 per year through a rental property.
Together the pair contributes to household bills and expenses and the most important thing is that they view each other equally no matter who brings in more dough.
“I do bring in more money,” said Myers, “but we’re equal because she does have to work to take care of [our] son more, and if she didn’t, I wouldn’t be able to work the hours I work, so I wouldn’t make the money I make.”
Continuing & Building A Legacy
Working at USPS is a full-circle moment for the postal worker because his grandfather also worked there.
“My grandfather worked for the post office for many years,” Myers reflected. “He said that if I go there, I would be able to make a decent amount of money and get a lot of hours.”
Looking ahead, he says that in the next five years, he will be “halfway to being a millionaire, if not more.” Within the next 10 years, he aims to be “well over being a millionaire.”