Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators

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Total Workforce
62.8k
Average Age
47
Average Salary
$47,297
Average Male Salary
$49,795
Average Female Salary
$44,934

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 $47,297 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators by wage are Computer numerically controlled tool operators and programmers, Meeting, convention, & event planners, and Sheet metal workers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators are Daly City, Pacifica Cities & Colma Town PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators are Daly City, Pacifica Cities & Colma Town PUMA, CA.

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 Daly City, Pacifica Cities & Colma Town PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$47,297
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,357

In 2018, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators earned an average of $47,297, $6,592 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Meeting, convention, & event planners make somewhat more than Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators while Computer numerically controlled tool operators and programmers 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

0.268
WAGE GINI

In 2018, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.268, 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 and Postal Service.

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Industries by Share

62.8k
2018 Workforce
± 6,150
-7.61%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 14.7%

The number of people employed as Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators has been declining at a rate of -7.61%, from 67,932 people in 2017 to 62,765 people in 2018.

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  NaNk%, followed by N/A with NaNk% and N/A with NaNk%.

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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 48.8 and of female Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators is 45.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

30.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,288
32.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,409

51.4% of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators are Female, 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

42.7% of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 35.1% of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators, Black (Non-Hispanic) 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

48.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.9
45.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.85

The median age of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators is 47, and Male employees are generally 3.48 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 Social Sciences.

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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