United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) Salary

United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks in the United States take home approximately $15.78 per hour on average. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. About two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and roughly two-fifths claim dental coverage as well. Male United States Postal Mail Processing Clerks are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$30,304 - $59,585
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MEDIAN: $40,319
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$12.97 - $20.49
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$0$59K
Salary $30,304 - $59,585
Bonus $3,500
Total Pay (?
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$29,501 - $55,431
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $12.97 - $20.49
Overtime $10.26 - $37.73
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $3,500
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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$29,501 - $55,431
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 137

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

  • Load and unload mail, culling items that cannot be automatically processed.
  • Assist with other tasks as requested.
  • Prepare and organize work area, ensuring tools and equipment are readied.
  • Run mail processing machine, clearing jams and ensuring flow of mail.

United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk)

Pay by Experience for a United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) has a positive trend. An entry-level United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 176 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 17 salaries. A United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 20 salaries.

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Key Stats for United States Postal Worker (Mail Processing Clerk)

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
10%

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

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲37%

Mid-Career
▲12%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
26%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
no benefits
None: 40%