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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 $12.89 per hour. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Women make up a slight majority of Postal Service Mail Sorters (50 percent) survey respondents. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Postal Service Mail Sorters making up 50 percent of survey respondents. A fair number enjoy medical while over one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$21,626 - $54,807
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MEDIAN: $47,166
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$9.29 - $20.29
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$21,626 - $54,807  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
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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$20,331 - $53,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.29 - $20.29  
   
Overtime
$12.74 - $27.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,973  
   
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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$20,331 - $53,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 70
United States (change)

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 57%

Experienced
up arrow 36%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 20%