Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators

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2019 Workforce
60.6k
Average Age
45.8
Estimated Job Growth
−17.9%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$47,756
Average Male Salary
$53,020
Average Female Salary
$42,820

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 $47,756 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators by wage are Miscellaneous community & social service specialists, including health educators & community health workers, Computer numerically controlled tool operators and programmers, and Maintenance & repair workers, general.

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 Bibb CountyMacon City PUMA, GA but are relatively concentrated in Daly City, Pacifica Cities & Colma Town PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$47,756
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,528

In 2019, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators earned an average of $47,756, $7,768 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Miscellaneous community & social service specialists, including health educators & community health workers 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

0.264
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.264, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Employment Over Time

60.6k
2019 Workforce
± 6,041
−3.5%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 14.5%

The number of people employed as Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators has been declining at a rate of −3.5%, from 62,765 people in 2018 to 60,566 people in 2019.

This graphic shows how the number of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators employed by the Postal Service industry has changed over time.

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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 47.4 and of female Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators is 44.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

29.3k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,203
31.3k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,340

51.6% 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)

39.1% 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 34.9% 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

47.4
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.98
44.2
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 1.88

The median age of Postal service mail sorters, processors, & processing machine operators is 45.8, and Male employees are generally 3.18 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 Physical 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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators are expected to see a growth of −17.9% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators.
−17.9%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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