Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator Salary

The average Postal Service Mail Sorter in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.07 per hour. Although just under a third lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The majority of Postal Service Mail Sorters claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$30,410 - $58,299
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$49K
$58K
MEDIAN: $49,132
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$10.44 - $19.55
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,410 - $58,299  
   
Bonus
$950  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
Total Pay (?
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$22,642 - $54,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.44 - $19.55  
   
Overtime
$14.45 - $34.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$950  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$22,642 - $54,457  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 96

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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

Pay by Experience for a Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 70 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 25 salaries. A Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 18 salaries.

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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
40 %
Male
60 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲21%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Mid-Career
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 28%
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