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 2017 and published in April 2018 [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
$34,570
25th Percentile Wage
$40,010
50th Percentile Wage
$57,260
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 Tennessee 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 $57,260. 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
$57,260
0.82% 7.28%
2016
$56,790
0.07% -
2015
$56,750
3.93% -
2014
$54,520
1.27% -
2013
$53,830
1.37% -
2012
$53,090
- -

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 $58,330. The highest paying area for postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in Tennessee is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $58,330. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Johnson City (mean annual salary $58,330). The lowest paying area is Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chattanooga
$58,330
Johnson City
$58,330
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
$57,260
Memphis
$57,260
Knoxville
$57,250
Jackson
$53,080
North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$34,950
Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area
$25,970




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