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 $15.02 per hour. The majority of Postal Service Mail Sorters (62 percent) survey respondents are male. Most Postal Service Mail Sorters like their work and job satisfaction is high. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$31,147 - $58,425|
|Total Pay (||$22,143 - $53,736|
|Hourly Rate||$10.24 - $19.36|
|Overtime||$7.71 - $40.10|
|Total Pay (||$22,143 - $53,736|
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.Read More...
Mail sorters/processors should be organized and pay close attention to detail to prevent errors, and they typically work in a sorting office environment with other processors and sorters to complete objectives in a timely manner. These processors handle specialized sorting equipment to separate mail into several bins, and they may use protective gear such as gloves when handling fragile packages and must follow strict safety regulations to prevent accidents when operating machinery. They should be able to stand on their feet for long periods of time and carry heavy objects on a regular basis, and they also use a personal computer to log mail information and record tracking numbers.
These sorters/processors may also analyze packages for suspicious materials, help organize large volumes of mail, and develop strong business relationships with postmasters and and delivery staff to ensure customer satisfaction. They also distribute mail according to type and weight and use processing tools to read printed materials and organized mailing products according to regions. A high school diploma is generally required for this position, and relevant prior experience is highly beneficial.
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. After working for 10 to 20 years, Postal Service Mail Sorters make a median salary of $41K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $52K.
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