Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators

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Total Workforce

67.9k

Average Age

46.5

Estimated Job Growth

-165%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$47,130

Average Male Salary

$49,818

Average Female Salary

$44,190

About

Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators are most often employed by the Postal Service industry. The average yearly wage for Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators was $47,130 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators by wage are Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers, Tire builders, and Special education teachers.

Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators are part of the Office & Administrative Support Occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of office & administrative support workers, Switchboard operators, including answering service, Telephone operators, Communications equipment operators, all other, Bill & account collectors, Billing & posting clerks, Bookkeeping, accounting, & auditing clerks, Gaming cage workers, Payroll & timekeeping clerks, Procurement clerks, Tellers, Other financial clerks, Brokerage clerks, Court, municipal, & license clerks, Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks, Customer service representatives, Eligibility interviewers, government programs, File clerks, Hotel, motel, & resort desk clerks, Interviewers, except eligibility & loan, Library assistants, clerical, Loan interviewers & clerks, New accounts clerks, Human resources assistants, except payroll & timekeeping, Receptionists & information clerks, Reservation & transportation ticket agents & travel clerks, Information & record clerks, all other, Correspondence clerks & order clerks, Cargo & freight agents, Couriers & messengers, Dispatchers, Meter readers, utilities, Postal service clerks, Postal service mail carriers, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, Production, planning, & expediting clerks, Shipping, receiving, & traffic clerks, Stock clerks & order fillers, Weighers, measurers, checkers, & samplers, recordkeeping, Secretaries & administrative assistants, Computer operators, Data entry keyers, Word processors & typists, Insurance claims & policy processing clerks, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, Office clerks, general, Office machine operators, except computer, Proofreaders & copy markers, Statistical assistants, and Miscellaneous office & administrative support workers, including desktop publishers

The top 3 locations that employ the most Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Postal Service is the industry that employs the most Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, by average wage, is Postal Service. Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators are paid most in Daly City, Pacifica Cities & Colma Town PUMA, CA but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$47,130

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,926

In 2017, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators earned an average of $47,130, $4,935 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers make somewhat more than Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators while Tire builders make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.24

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.24, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, by average wage, are Postal Service.

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Industries by Share

67.9k

2017 Workforce

± 6,398

7.83%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 12.6%

The number of people employed as Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators has been growing at a rate of 7.83%, from 63,002 people in 2016 to 67,932 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators employed by various industries. N/A employs the largest share of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators at  N/A%, followed by N/A with N/A% and N/A with N/A%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators in the US. The average age of male Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators in the workforce is 48.6 and of female Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators is 44.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators is White.

Gender Composition

35.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,624

32.4k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,422

52.2% of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

46.5% of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 36.5% of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators.

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Age by Gender

48.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.78

44.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 1.88

The median age of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators is 46.5, and Male employees are generally 4.54 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators is Business but a relatively high number of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators hold a major in Business.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators need many skills, but most especially Coordination, Monitoring, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Operation Monitoring, and Troubleshooting.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators are expected to see a growth of -165% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-165%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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