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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,800
25th Percentile Wage
$23,380
50th Percentile Wage
$29,620
75th Percentile Wage
$37,500
90th Percentile Wage
$46,100

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 $46,100. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $29,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,800. 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 132% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of mail clerks and mail machine operators (except postal service) from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$29,620
1.55% 9.18%
2016
$29,160
2.02% -
2015
$28,570
2.38% -
2014
$27,890
1.58% -
2013
$27,450
2.00% -
2012
$26,900
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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 $39,610. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $26,190).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$39,610
Federal, State, and Local Government
$35,300
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$34,650
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$33,730
Wholesale Trade
$32,970
Mining
$32,940
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$32,610
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$32,480
Finance and Insurance
$32,260
Accommodation and Food Services
$32,240
Educational Services
$31,640
Manufacturing
$31,230
Health Care and Social Assistance
$29,890
Construction
$28,180
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$27,860
Transportation and Warehousing
$27,690
Information
$27,630
Retail Trade
$27,600
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$26,190

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 $18,980 to $45,300. The highest paying state for mail clerks and mail machine operators (except postal service) is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $45,300. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,980. 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
$45,300
Alaska
$38,050
Rhode Island
$35,350
Hawaii
$34,800
Massachusetts
$34,500
Vermont
$34,290
Connecticut
$33,940
New York
$33,730
Washington
$33,310
Nevada
$32,880
Wisconsin
$31,970
Colorado
$31,770
California
$31,420
Maryland
$31,000
New Hampshire
$30,680
Minnesota
$30,570
New Mexico
$30,480
New Jersey
$30,470
Utah
$30,340
Maine
$30,340
Delaware
$30,270
Kentucky
$30,060
Missouri
$29,550
Oregon
$29,440
South Carolina
$29,250
Iowa
$29,140
Nebraska
$29,050
Pennsylvania
$29,020
Ohio
$28,950
Texas
$28,800
Michigan
$28,710
Idaho
$28,650
Arkansas
$28,650
North Dakota
$28,580
Tennessee
$28,570
Virginia
$28,550
Alabama
$28,010
North Carolina
$28,000
Indiana
$27,740
Georgia
$26,860
Florida
$26,710
Oklahoma
$26,620
South Dakota
$26,430
Arizona
$26,300
Louisiana
$26,050
Illinois
$25,910
Kansas
$25,540
Virgin Islands
$25,390
Montana
$25,380
West Virginia
$24,190
Mississippi
$23,560
Wyoming
$22,830
Puerto Rico
$18,980



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