National » Office and Administrative Support » Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators (Except Postal Service)

Mail Clerk and Mail Machine Operator (Except Postal Service) Salary Information

The salary statistics of mail clerks and mail machine operators (except postal service) are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of mail clerks and mail machine operators (except postal service) within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The mail clerks and mail machine operators (except postal service) annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Mail Clerk and Mail Machine Operator (Except Postal Service) Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,110
25th Percentile Wage
$22,750
50th Percentile Wage
$29,160
75th Percentile Wage
$36,940
90th Percentile Wage
$45,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mail clerks and mail machine operators (except postal service). The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) mail clerks and mail machine operators (except postal service) is $45,220. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $29,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,110. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 136% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of mail clerks and mail machine operators (except postal service) from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201629,1602.02%7.75%
201528,5702.38%-
201427,8901.58%-
201327,4502.00%-
201226,900--

Table 2. Mail Clerk and Mail Machine Operator (Except Postal Service) Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of mail clerks and mail machine operators (except postal service) in 19 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for mail clerks and mail machine operators (except postal service) occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $38,330. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $25,610).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$38,330
Federal, State, and Local Government
$34,660
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$34,430
Mining
$34,030
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$33,760
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$32,040
Wholesale Trade
$31,750
Accommodation and Food Services
$31,650
Finance and Insurance
$31,490
Educational Services
$31,280
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$30,530
Manufacturing
$30,320
Health Care and Social Assistance
$29,300
Construction
$29,160
Transportation and Warehousing
$28,600
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$28,150
Information
$26,700
Retail Trade
$26,280
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$25,610

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators (Except Postal Service) by States

From the above tables we note that not only mail clerks and mail machine operators (except postal service) salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of mail clerks and mail machine operators (except postal service) in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,670 to $44,660. The highest paying state for mail clerks and mail machine operators (except postal service) is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $44,660. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,670. For more salary information of mail clerks and mail machine operators (except postal service) profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
District of Columbia
$44,660
Alaska
$36,630
Massachusetts
$34,780
Washington
$34,020
Hawaii
$33,530
Connecticut
$33,510
New York
$33,440
Nevada
$33,240
Rhode Island
$33,070
California
$32,840
Maryland
$31,920
Colorado
$31,770
New Jersey
$30,460
Utah
$30,020
New Mexico
$29,810
New Hampshire
$29,750
Vermont
$29,460
Minnesota
$29,290
Missouri
$29,050
Oregon
$29,010
Alabama
$28,940
Texas
$28,790
Tennessee
$28,570
Ohio
$28,490
Pennsylvania
$28,470
Kentucky
$28,420
Wisconsin
$28,330
South Carolina
$28,030
North Dakota
$28,020
Michigan
$27,950
Illinois
$27,850
Maine
$27,760
Virginia
$27,530
Nebraska
$27,430
North Carolina
$27,340
Indiana
$27,280
Iowa
$27,170
Idaho
$27,090
Arkansas
$26,990
Kansas
$26,450
Oklahoma
$26,330
Georgia
$26,270
Delaware
$26,210
Louisiana
$26,040
Florida
$25,700
Arizona
$25,190
South Dakota
$25,130
Wyoming
$24,110
Mississippi
$23,180
Montana
$22,870
West Virginia
$22,260
Puerto Rico
$19,670


Related:

Highest paying states for mail clerks and mail machine operators (except postal service)

Highest paying cities for mail clerks and mail machine operators (except postal service)

Highest paying industries for mail clerks and mail machine operators (except postal service).