Median pay for United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $15.67 per hour. 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 — roughly two in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than two-fifths. 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 55 percent of the field.

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MEDIAN: $40,611
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$30,767 - $57,546  
   
Bonus
$3,500  
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$30,126 - $53,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Hourly Rate
$13.81 - $20.79  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $28.90  
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$3,500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,126 - $53,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

  • 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $40K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $33K. After working for 10 to 20 years, United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks make a median salary of $49K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $53K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 40%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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