United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) Salary

An average United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks in the United States can expect to take home roughly $15.53 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $12.22 per hour and $25.15. Health benefits are not claimed by all — about a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and roughly two-fifths have dental, too. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks (57 percent) survey respondents. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$30,603 - $57,616

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$12.22 - $25.15

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$30,603 - $57,616  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
Total Pay (?
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$28,061 - $56,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $25.15  
   
Overtime
$16.85 - $39.18  
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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$28,061 - $56,193  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $32K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $48K. United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks bring in $53K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $54K on average.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 40%

Mid-Career
up arrow 28%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

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
10%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 27%
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