The average rate for a Mail Sorter is $11.59 per hour.

$30,721 - $50,971
(Median)
$
$46K
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MEDIAN: $45,500
50%

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$8.70 - $17.99
(Median)
$8
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$18
MEDIAN: $11.00
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50%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$45,500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$18,542 - $40,171  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.70 - $17.99  
   
Overtime
$15.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
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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$18,542 - $40,171  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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

  • 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.
  • Weighs packages or letters, computes charges using weight scale and rate chart.
  • Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution.

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Experience Affects Mail Sorter Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
5%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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