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Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator Salary

Postal Service Mail Sorters in the United States can expect wages of $12.99 per hour on average. The pay spectrum stretches from $9.31 per hour to $20.29. Although close to one-fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and more than half get dental coverage, too. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Postal Service Mail Sorters — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Postal Service Mail Sorters (51 percent) who responded to the survey. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$21,675 - $57,169
(Median)
$22K
$48K
$57K
MEDIAN: $47,788
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$9.31 - $20.29
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$21,675 - $57,169  
   
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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$20,328 - $53,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.31 - $20.29  
   
Overtime
$9.70 - $27.82  
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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$20,328 - $53,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $27K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $31K. On average, Postal Service Mail Sorters make $44K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $52K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 61%

Experienced
up arrow 39%

National Average
$32,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 21%
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