Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service

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Total Workforce

80.4k

Average Age

42.9

Estimated Job Growth

-7.43%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$28,761

Average Male Salary

$33,185

Average Female Salary

$24,493

About

Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are most often employed by the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges industry. The average yearly wage for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service was $28,761 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service by wage are Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers, Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers, and Gaming cage workers.

Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service 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 Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are Anaheim City (East) PUMA, CA, Sioux Falls City PUMA, SD, and Rice, Goodhue & Le Sueur Counties PUMA, MN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are Anaheim City (East) PUMA, CA, Fulton County (Central)Atlanta City (Central) PUMA, GA, and Rice, Goodhue & Le Sueur Counties PUMA, MN.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service and on wages and locations for those in the field. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges is the industry that employs the most Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, by average wage, is Real estate. Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are paid most in Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Anaheim City (East) PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$28,761

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,916

In 2017, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service earned an average of $28,761, $23,303 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers make somewhat more than Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service while Butchers & other meat, poultry, & fish processing workers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.332

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.332, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service (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 Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, by number of employees, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, Insurance carriers & related activities, and Business support services.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, by average wage, are Real estate, Electric power generation, transmission & distribution, and Computer Systems Design.

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Industries by Share

80.4k

2017 Workforce

± 6,960

1.51%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 12.1%

The number of people employed as Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service has been growing at a rate of 1.51%, from 79,211 people in 2016 to 80,410 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service employed by various industries. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges employs the largest share of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service at  13.6%, followed by Insurance carriers & related activities with 8.23% and Business support services with 6.72%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service in the US. The average age of male Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service in the workforce is 41.5 and of female Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service is 44.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service is White.

Gender Composition

39.5k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,878

40.9k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,966

50.9% of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

63% of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 22% of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service.

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Age by Gender

41.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.97

44.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.08

The median age of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service is 42.9, and Male employees are generally 2.87 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service is Business but a relatively high number of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service hold a major in Protective Services.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Monitoring, and Coordination. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Operation Monitoring, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are expected to see a growth of -7.43% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-7.43%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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