The average rate for a United States Postal Worker (Mail Handler) is $15.18 per hour.

$30,878 - $79,101
(Median)
$31K
$56K
$79K
MEDIAN: $56,143
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$12.96 - $22.79
(Median)
$13
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,878 - $79,101  
   
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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$28,716 - $60,515  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.96 - $22.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.42  
Overtime
$24.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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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$28,716 - $60,515  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for United States Postal Worker (Mail Handler)

The United States Postal Service is a federal agency that provides postal service throughout the U.S. United States postal workers (mail handlers) perform a number of functions related to ensuring that letters, packages, postcards and other pieces of mail are handled properly and delivered to the correct destination. Mail handlers often work at mail processing centers and larger post offices, and they perform duties such as unloading, sorting and packing mail so that it can be delivered to other processing centers or post offices. Specific duties performed by mail handlers include placing empty mail sacks on racks, removing mail from sacks, rewrapping damaged packages and putting mail that has been processed into the appropriate sacks. They also cancel stamps for items sent through parcel post, as well as run the canceling machines and transport mail from the canceling machines to distribution areas. Mail handlers may need to operate forklifts and inspect equipment to ensure it is functioning properly as well.

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Experience Affects United States Postal Worker (Mail Handler) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 59%

National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
3%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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