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

The salary statistics of postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 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. Postal Service Mail Sorter, Processor, and Processing Machine Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,510
25th Percentile Wage
$38,250
50th Percentile Wage
$56,220
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. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators is $57,300. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,510. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 76% 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 postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,220-0.92%5.57%
201556,7403.91%-
201454,5201.27%-
201353,8301.37%-
201253,090--

Table 2. Postal Service Mail Sorter, Processor, and Processing Machine Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$56,220

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators by States

From the above tables we note that not only postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 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 postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $39,190 to $56,790. The highest paying state for postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators is Delaware with a median annual salary of $56,790. The lowest paying state is North Dakota with a median annual salary of $39,190. For more salary information of postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Delaware
$56,790
District of Columbia
$56,790
Georgia
$56,790
Hawaii
$56,790
Idaho
$56,790
Kentucky
$56,790
Louisiana
$56,790
Nevada
$56,790
Minnesota
$56,790
Tennessee
$56,790
Texas
$56,790
Wisconsin
$56,790
Virgin Islands
$56,790
Alabama
$56,780
Mississippi
$56,780
Michigan
$56,780
Arkansas
$56,780
Washington
$56,610
Florida
$56,260
Arizona
$56,220
Connecticut
$56,220
Illinois
$56,220
Missouri
$56,220
Maine
$56,220
Maryland
$56,220
New Jersey
$56,220
Massachusetts
$56,220
New Mexico
$56,220
New York
$56,220
North Carolina
$56,220
California
$56,220
Colorado
$56,220
Nebraska
$56,220
Ohio
$56,220
Oklahoma
$56,220
Pennsylvania
$56,220
Rhode Island
$56,220
Vermont
$56,220
Virginia
$56,220
Alaska
$56,210
Indiana
$56,210
Iowa
$56,210
New Hampshire
$56,210
Oregon
$56,210
Wyoming
$56,210
South Carolina
$55,900
Kansas
$55,210
South Dakota
$54,950
Utah
$54,950
Montana
$54,940
Puerto Rico
$53,650
West Virginia
$46,230
North Dakota
$39,190


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