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 areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [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
$34,570
25th Percentile Wage
$34,590
50th Percentile Wage
$43,360
75th Percentile Wage
$58,560
90th Percentile Wage
$58,570

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 $58,570. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,570.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$43,360
-26.71% 19.37%
2016
$54,940
-1.38% -
2015
$55,700
13.61% -
2014
$48,120
1.29% -
2013
$47,500
26.40% -
2012
$34,960
- -

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 $57,250. The highest paying area for postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in Montana is Billings with a median annual salary of $57,250. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Great Falls (mean annual salary $43,350). The lowest paying area is Central Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Billings
$57,250
Great Falls
$43,350
Missoula
$42,430
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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