The average United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks in the United States earns approximately $15.74 per hour. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Male United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field. While close to two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well.

$30,932 - $57,700
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MEDIAN: $40,399
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$13.44 - $20.22
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,932 - $57,700  
   
Bonus
$3,500  
Total Pay (?
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$30,033 - $53,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $20.22  
   
Overtime
$16.81 - $28.90  
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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$30,033 - $53,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 164

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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)

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $34K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $40K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $48K. United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $53K.

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

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
52%
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
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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