Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator Salary

Postal Service Mail Sorters in the United States take home an average $14.98 per hour. While some workers in this profession — just under a third — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Most Postal Service Mail Sorters report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Postal Service Mail Sorters who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 59 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$33,527 - $59,586
$34K
$50K
$60K
MEDIAN: $50,335
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90%

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$10.48 - $20.73
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$0$59K
Salary $33,527 - $59,586
Bonus $950
Profit Sharing $2,250
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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$22,595 - $56,997
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 32
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $10.48 - $20.73
Overtime $8.13 - $31.14
Annual Data $0$56K
Bonus $950
Profit Sharing $2,250
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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$22,595 - $56,997
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 97

Job Description for Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator

Postal service mail sorters/processors and processing machine operators are responsible for operating machinery to process and sort mail and packages, as well as facilitating the processing time of classified mail envelopes and packages for postal service. They are also tasked with classifying envelopes and packages according to destinations and priority.

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Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator Tasks

  • Place trays and boxes into the appropriate area for machine sorting.
  • Empty recycle and trash bins.
  • Move sorted mail to appropriate delivery areas.
  • Sort mail by hand and move sorted and unsorted boxes.

Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator

Pay by Experience for a Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator has a positive trend. An entry-level Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 70 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 25 salaries. A Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 18 salaries.

Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator?

Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator in Union City:
"Proud Dar Pro Employee."
Pros: Getting up every morning and going to a job with good people. Know my job well and being very good at it. I love my job and I take it very seriously. I love a challenge and accepting new and greater responsibility.
Cons: Sometimes things do not go the way I plan them to. Every company has one person you can not get along with. That I am not a supervisor already.

Key Stats for Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Postal Service Mail Sorter / Processor or Processing Machine Operator Salaries

Late-Career
▲50%

Experienced
▲18%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Mid-Career
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 25%