United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) Salary

Earnings for United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks in the United States come in at around $15.45 per hour on average. Compensation ranges from $11.84 per hour on the lower end to $25.03 on the higher end. Most United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. While just under a third report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than a third have dental, as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$29,990 - $58,231
(Median)
$30K
$51K
$58K
MEDIAN: $51,135
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$11.84 - $25.03
(Median)
$12
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,990 - $58,231  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
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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$26,763 - $56,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.84 - $25.03  
   
Overtime
$16.39 - $38.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
   
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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$26,763 - $56,545  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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

  • 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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $32K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $48K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $53K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $54K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 41%

Mid-Career
up arrow 28%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 29%