United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) Salary

United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks in the United States take home an average $15.51 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $12.18 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $25.17. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than a third receive dental plans. Women United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction.

$30,955 - $57,723
(Median)
$31K
$50K
$58K
MEDIAN: $49,763
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$12.18 - $25.17
(Median)
$12
$16
$25
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,955 - $57,723  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
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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$28,320 - $56,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.18 - $25.17  
   
Overtime
$16.73 - $39.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
   
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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$28,320 - $56,274  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $32K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $48K. United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $53K. United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $54K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 39%

Mid-Career
up arrow 26%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

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
17%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 29%
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