Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator Salary

Pay for Postal Service Mail Sorters in the United States sits in the ballpark of $14.92 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Postal Service Mail Sorters. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Postal Service Mail Sorters making up 57 percent of survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,000 - $57,642
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$49K
$58K
MEDIAN: $48,948
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$10.22 - $19.13
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$28,000 - $57,642  
   
Bonus
$550  
Total Pay (?
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$21,941 - $52,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.22 - $19.13  
   
Overtime
$2.14 - $32.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$550  
   
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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$21,941 - $52,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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Job Description for Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator

Postal service mail sorters/processors and processing machine operators are responsible for operating machinery to process and sort mail and packages, as well as facilitating the processing time of classified mail envelopes and packages for postal service. They are also tasked with classifying envelopes and packages according to destinations and priority.

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Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator Tasks

  • Place trays and boxes into the appropriate area for machine sorting.
  • Empty recycle and trash bins.
  • Move sorted mail to appropriate delivery areas.
  • Sort mail by hand and move sorted and unsorted boxes.

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Pay by Experience Level for Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $31K on average. It may be worth noting that those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a lower median salary of $31K. Postal Service Mail Sorters who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $41K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $51K on average.

Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator?

Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator in Union City:
"Proud Dar Pro Employee."
Pros: Getting up every morning and going to a job with good people. Know my job well and being very good at it. I love my job and I take it very seriously. I love a challenge and accepting new and greater responsibility.
Cons: Sometimes things do not go the way I plan them to. Every company has one person you can not get along with. That I am not a supervisor already.

Key Stats for Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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