United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) Salary

United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks in the United States pull down an average of $15.51 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $12.11 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $24.46. While some workers in this profession — nearly one-third — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and nearly one in three have dental insurance. Most United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$31,069 - $57,937
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MEDIAN: $47,106
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$12.11 - $24.46
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$31,069 - $57,937  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $795  
Total Pay (?
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$27,866 - $55,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 72
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.11 - $24.46  
   
Overtime
$16.85 - $38.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $795  
   
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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$27,866 - $55,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $33K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $46K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks make a median salary of $54K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$36,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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