Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service

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2019 Workforce
76k
Average Age
42.2
Estimated Job Growth
-7.43%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$26,550
Average Male Salary
$29,210
Average Female Salary
$23,492

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 $26,550 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service by wage are Tellers, Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors, and Nursing assistants.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are Taylor CountyAbilene City PUMA, TX, George Washington Regional Commission (North) PUMA, VA, and Allston, Brighton & Fenway PUMA, MA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are Taylor CountyAbilene City PUMA, TX, Allston, Brighton & Fenway PUMA, MA, and Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (North) PUMA, VA.

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 Banking & related activities. Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are paid most in Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Taylor CountyAbilene City PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$26,550
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,896

In 2019, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service earned an average of $26,550, $28,974 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Nursing assistants make somewhat more than Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service while Tellers 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

0.337
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.337, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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, Business support services, and Banking & related activities.

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Industries by Share

76k
2019 Workforce
± 6,769
10.6%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 11.7%

The number of people employed as Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service has been growing at a rate of 10.6%, from 68,786 people in 2018 to 76,043 people in 2019.

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  13.8%, followed by Business support services with 7.29% and Banking & related activities with 5.06%.

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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 41.7 and of female Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service is 42.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

40.7k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,950
35.4k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,617

53.5% of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are Male, 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

51.1% of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 19.8% of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

41.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.07
42.8
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.22

The median age of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service is 42.2, and Male employees are generally 1.16 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 Visual & Performing Arts.

Majors

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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 Quality Control Analysis.

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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 6.85%, 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
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service. This profession is expected to grow lower than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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