Mail Handler Salary

The average pay for a Mail Handler is $14.64 per hour.

$30,573 - $58,230
$31K
$51K
$58K
MEDIAN: $51,334
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$10.09 - $26.02
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MEDIAN: $14.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,573 - $58,230  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$22,638 - $57,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $26.02  
   
Overtime
$14.74 - $40.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$500  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$22,638 - $57,690  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 173

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Job Description for Mail Handler

Mail handlers perform a wide variety of duties related to mail processing and delivery for their employer, which may be a government agency or business. Duties performed include receiving mail and then organizing it or disposing of it per client specifications. They sort mail and forward it to its destination, and they may personally deliver mail or forward it to a carrier service. When working for the United States Postal Service, the mail handler may have to sort mail according to destination and class. Depending on client needs, the mail handler may have to copy, fax or scan various documents, and they often carry out administrative duties such as documenting mail-related activities through data entry. All duties must be carried out according to company policy and any applicable laws and regulations.

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Mail Handler Tasks

  • Load and unload mail trucks.
  • Label containers and move them to designated areas.
  • Identify damaged, broken or poorly wrapped items for special action.
  • Sort mail into appropriate bins and areas, prioritizing time-sensitive parcels and envelopes.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mail Handler

Pay by Experience for a Mail Handler has a positive trend. An entry-level Mail Handler with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 173 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mail Handler with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Mail Handler which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 42 salaries. A Mail Handler with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 44 salaries.

Key Stats for Mail Handler

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Mail Handler Salaries

Late-Career
▲66%

Experienced
▲60%

Mid-Career
▲25%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 24%