Postal Service Mail Sorter, Processor, and Processing Machine Operator Salary Information in Montana

The average annual and hourly salaries for postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators among Montana cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators in Montana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,520
25th Percentile Wage
$32,530
50th Percentile Wage
$54,940
75th Percentile Wage
$56,800
90th Percentile Wage
$57,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $57,290. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,520.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.63
25th Percentile Wage
$15.64
50th Percentile Wage
$26.41
75th Percentile Wage
$27.31
90th Percentile Wage
$27.54

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $27.54. The median hourly salary is $26.41. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $15.63.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201654,940-1.38%36.37%
201555,70013.61%-
201448,1201.29%-
201347,50026.40%-
201234,960--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators in Montana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in state of Montana ranges from $24,970 to $56,210. The highest paying area for postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in Montana is Billings with a median annual salary of $56,210. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Great Falls (mean annual salary $41,030). The lowest paying area is Central Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Billings
$56,210
Great Falls
$41,030
Missoula
$39,630
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$35,670
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$26,390
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$24,970
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$24,970


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