Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator Salary

Postal Service Mail Sorters in the United States take home approximately $14.07 per hour on average. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Although just over a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Male Postal Service Mail Sorters are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 52 percent of the field. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$22,097 - $56,812
(Median)
$22K
$46K
$57K
MEDIAN: $45,500
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$8.79 - $20.61
(Median)
$8
$14
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$22,097 - $56,812  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
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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$20,398 - $53,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.79 - $20.61  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$9.57 - $31.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,939  
   
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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$20,398 - $53,597  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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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 and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $28K 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 $41K 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 57%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

National Average
$33,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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