The average pay for a Mail Handler is $14.63 per hour.

$30,595 - $57,796
(Median)
$31K
$50K
$58K
MEDIAN: $50,343
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$10.10 - $25.63
(Median)
$10
$15
$26
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,595 - $57,796  
   
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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$22,772 - $57,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.10 - $25.63  
   
Overtime
$10.00 - $40.55  
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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$22,772 - $57,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 143
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Mail Handler

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Mail Handler Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 66%

Experienced
up arrow 58%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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