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 $15.50 per hour. Pay generally varies between $12.12 per hour and $25.20. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by over a third. Women make up a slight majority of United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks (57 percent) survey respondents. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,901 - $57,778
(Median)
$31K
$51K
$58K
MEDIAN: $50,537
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$12.12 - $25.20
(Median)
$12
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,901 - $57,778  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
Total Pay (?
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$28,203 - $56,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.12 - $25.20  
   
Overtime
$16.61 - $39.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
   
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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$28,203 - $56,355  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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

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

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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $32K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $48K. United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks see a median salary of $53K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $54K.

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Experience Affects United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 26%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 27%
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