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

The average annual and hourly salaries for postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in the state of Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,520
25th Percentile Wage
$40,100
50th Percentile Wage
$56,790
75th Percentile Wage
$56,800
90th Percentile Wage
$57,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $57,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,520.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$15.63
25th Percentile Wage
$19.28
50th Percentile Wage
$27.30
75th Percentile Wage
$27.31
90th Percentile Wage
$27.55

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $27.55. The median hourly salary is $27.30. 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
201656,7900.07%6.52%
201556,7503.93%-
201454,5201.27%-
201353,8301.37%-
201253,090--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in state of Tennessee ranges from $25,970 to $56,790. The highest paying area for postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in Tennessee is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $56,790. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Johnson City (mean annual salary $56,790). The lowest paying area is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chattanooga
$56,790
Johnson City
$56,790
Memphis
$56,790
Knoxville
$56,220
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$56,220
Jackson
$53,080
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$34,950
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$25,970


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