Mail Sorter Salary

A Mail Sorter earns an average wage of $9.97 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Sorting is associated with high pay for this job.

$8.13 - $16.52
(Median)
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$17
MEDIAN: $9.00
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$8.13 - $16.52  
   
Overtime
$11.98 - $33.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
Total Pay (?
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$17,544 - $39,630  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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

Experienced
up arrow 56%

National Average
$22,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 44%
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