United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) Salary

Pay for United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks in the United States sits in the ballpark of $15.76 per hour. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks making up 55 percent of survey respondents. While some workers in this profession — nearly two in five — do not have any health coverage, the larger part do receive medical benefits and about two in five have dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,172 - $59,142
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MEDIAN: $40,382
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$12.85 - $20.05
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$31,172 - $59,142  
   
Bonus
$3,500  
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$29,788 - $54,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$12.85 - $20.05  
   
Overtime
$15.66 - $29.80  
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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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$29,788 - $54,485  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 157

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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)

Pay by Experience for a United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) has a positive trend. An entry-level United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 176 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 17 salaries. A United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 20 salaries.

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

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲37%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 40%
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