United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) Salary

United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks in the United States can expect to earn an average of $15.77 per hour. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Men working as United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 54 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by more than two-fifths.

$30,845 - $57,825
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MEDIAN: $40,221
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$13.63 - $20.26
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,845 - $57,825  
   
Bonus
$3,500  
Total Pay (?
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$30,085 - $53,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.63 - $20.26  
   
Overtime
$16.95 - $29.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$3,500  
   
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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$30,085 - $53,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 159

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Job Description for United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk)

The United States Postal service is a vital component of our society, as mail delivery is essential for citizens and businesses alike. Within the post office, there is a team of hard-working individuals who ensure that packages reach their destinations in a timely manner, and one of the most important members of this team is the mail processing clerk. This person makes sure that all mail is properly separated and organized so it can be delivered.

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United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) Tasks

  • Load and unload mail, culling items that cannot be automatically processed.
  • Assist with other tasks as requested.
  • Prepare and organize work area, ensuring tools and equipment are readied.
  • Run mail processing machine, clearing jams and ensuring flow of mail.

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Pay by Experience Level for United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk)

Pay by Experience for a United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) has a positive trend. An entry-level United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 176 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 17 salaries. A United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 20 salaries.

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Key Stats for United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk)

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
25%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲37%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
25%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 38%