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.

$31,147 - $58,425
$31K
$50K
$58K
MEDIAN: $50,000
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$10.24 - $19.36
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$19
MEDIAN: $15.02
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,147 - $58,425  
   
Bonus
$550  
Total Pay (?
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$22,143 - $53,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $19.36  
   
Overtime
$7.71 - $40.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$550  
   
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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$22,143 - $53,736  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 91

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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

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.

Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator Reviews

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
38 %
Male
62 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲56%

Experienced
▲23%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Mid-Career
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 29%
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