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

The average annual and hourly salaries for postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in the state of South Dakota 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 South Dakota 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 South Dakota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,570
25th Percentile Wage
$34,590
50th Percentile Wage
$43,610
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 South Dakota 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 $43,610. 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
$43,610
-26.00% -11.49%
2016
$54,950
-1.36% -
2015
$55,700
7.04% -
2014
$51,780
1.27% -
2013
$51,120
4.89% -
2012
$48,620
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in some South Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in state of South Dakota ranges from $22,740 to $58,440. The highest paying area for postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in South Dakota is Rapid City with a median annual salary of $58,440. The second highest paying city/area in South Dakota State is Sioux City (mean annual salary $53,090). The lowest paying area is Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,740.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rapid City
$58,440
Sioux City
$53,090
Sioux Falls
$43,830
Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$39,570
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$24,980
Western South Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$22,740




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