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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 $15.39 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $11.18 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $25.27. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. While nearly one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than a third have dental, as well. Women make up a slight majority of United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks (57 percent) survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$29,298 - $58,458
(Median)
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38K
51K
MEDIAN: $50,698
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$11.18 - $25.27
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,298 - $58,458  
   
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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$25,072 - $56,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.18 - $25.27  
   
Overtime
$16.27 - $38.87  
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).
)
$25,072 - $56,728  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 86
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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 is an important factor influencing the compensation of United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $32K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $48K. United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. 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.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 26%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

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
15%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 26%