The average rate for a Mail Sorter is $12.01 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$25,000 - $50,398
$42K
MEDIAN: $42,000
50%

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$8.85 - $18.07
$8
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $12.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$42,000  
   
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$18,827 - $40,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.85 - $18.07  
   
Overtime
$12.84 - $27.86  
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$18,827 - $40,171  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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Job Description for Mail Sorter

Mail sorters are responsible for sorting incoming and outgoing mail, as well as sorting and routing mail to the correct destinations; this may be done manually or with the aid of a sorting machine. Mail sorters should also be able to troubleshoot these machines and make minor repairs or call a technician when necessary.

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Mail Sorter Tasks

  • Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution.
  • Weighs packages or letters, computes charges using weight scale and rate chart.
  • Duties include time stamping, opening, reading, sorting, and routing incoming mail; sealing, stamping, and affixing postage to outgoing mail or packages; and keeping necessary records.

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Key Stats for Mail Sorter

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Mail Sorter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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