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United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) Salary

The average United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $15.48 per hour. Pay ranges from $12.20 per hour on the low end to $25.06 on the high end. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. Most United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by more than a third. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$30,799 - $57,889
(Median)
$31K
$51K
$58K
MEDIAN: $51,297
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$12.20 - $25.06
(Median)
$12
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,799 - $57,889  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
Total Pay (?
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$28,320 - $56,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.20 - $25.06  
   
Overtime
$16.50 - $38.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
   
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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$28,320 - $56,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 103

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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. 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. After working for 10 to 20 years, United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks make a median salary of $53K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 39%

Mid-Career
up arrow 28%

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
18%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 28%
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