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Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator Salary

For Postal Service Mail Sorters, hourly average wages total $13.12 per hour. Around one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and slightly more than half claim dental coverage as well. Men make up a slight majority of Postal Service Mail Sorters (51 percent) who responded to the survey. Though the majority of Postal Service Mail Sorters do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$21,724 - $57,002
(Median)
$22K
$47K
$57K
MEDIAN: $47,372
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$9.46 - $20.47
(Median)
$9
$13
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$21,724 - $57,002  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
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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$20,502 - $53,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.46 - $20.47  
   
Overtime
$9.79 - $27.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
   
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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$20,502 - $53,866  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Experienced
up arrow 37%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 21%