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 $13.76 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.44 per hour and $19.98. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although close to one-fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and just over a half get dental coverage, too. Men make up a slight majority of Postal Service Mail Sorters (55 percent) who responded to the survey. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$22,141 - $57,432

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$9.44 - $19.98

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$22,141 - $57,432  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
Total Pay (?
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$20,679 - $53,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.44 - $19.98  
   
Overtime
$11.08 - $29.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
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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$20,679 - $53,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Job Description for Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator

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

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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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Postal Service Mail Sorters. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $28K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $32K. Postal Service Mail Sorters see a median salary of $42K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $51K.

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Experience Affects Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 55%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

National Average
$33,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 21%
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