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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Postal Service Mail Sorter, Processor, and Processing Machine Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,310
25th Percentile Wage
$39,560
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. 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 $58,570. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,310. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 70% 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 postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,260
1.82% 7.28%
2016
$56,220
-0.92% -
2015
$56,740
3.91% -
2014
$54,520
1.27% -
2013
$53,830
1.37% -
2012
$53,090
- -

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
$57,260

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 $41,460 to $58,560. The highest paying state for postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators is Virgin Islands with a median annual salary of $58,560. The lowest paying state is North Dakota with a median annual salary of $41,460. 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
Virgin Islands
$58,560
Idaho
$58,550
Delaware
$58,340
Hawaii
$58,330
Louisiana
$58,330
Wisconsin
$58,320
Florida
$57,260
Georgia
$57,260
Alabama
$57,260
Arkansas
$57,260
Tennessee
$57,260
Texas
$57,260
Vermont
$57,260
Washington
$57,260
Connecticut
$57,260
Maryland
$57,260
Michigan
$57,260
Minnesota
$57,260
Kentucky
$57,260
Nevada
$57,260
New Jersey
$57,260
North Carolina
$57,260
Ohio
$57,260
Pennsylvania
$57,260
District of Columbia
$57,260
Arizona
$57,250
Rhode Island
$57,250
Virginia
$57,250
Wyoming
$57,250
Illinois
$57,250
Indiana
$57,250
Iowa
$57,250
Colorado
$57,250
Massachusetts
$57,250
Maine
$57,250
Nebraska
$57,250
New Hampshire
$57,250
New Mexico
$57,250
New York
$57,250
Mississippi
$57,250
Missouri
$57,250
California
$57,250
Oregon
$57,240
South Carolina
$56,610
Oklahoma
$56,280
Utah
$55,190
Kansas
$54,970
Alaska
$54,800
Puerto Rico
$46,210
West Virginia
$44,310
South Dakota
$43,610
Montana
$43,360
North Dakota
$41,460



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