Average Mail Handler Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Mail Handler is $15.31.
MEDIAN $15.31
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $26
$5 - $4,894
Total Pay
$24,582 - $58,007

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Job Description for Mail Handler

Mail Handler Tasks
  • Load and unload mail trucks.
  • Label containers and move them to designated areas.
  • Identify damaged, broken or poorly wrapped items for special action.
  • Sort mail into appropriate bins and areas, prioritizing time-sensitive parcels and envelopes.

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Popular Skills for Mail Handler

Skills in Sorting, Machine Operation, Organizing and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Driver/Core Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Mail Handler

An entry-level Mail Handler with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $14.69 based on 85 salaries. An early career Mail Handler with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.08 based on 225 salaries. A mid-career Mail Handler with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.24 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Mail Handler with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.77 based on 66 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $27.
Employees with Mail Handler in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 67.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (63.3% more) and Miami, Florida (32.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (4.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.0% less).

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