Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service

General Information

Description

Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution. Time-stamp, open, read, sort, and route incoming mail; and address, seal, stamp, fold, stuff, and affix postage to outgoing mail or packages. Duties may also include keeping necessary records and completed forms.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit68.49%
  2. Private, not for profit12.74%
  3. State and local government11.90%
  4. Federal government5.17%
  5. Self-employed1.52%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$31,920

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$47,140
$25,310
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 48%
  • Less than high school 45%
  • Associate's degree 6%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Clerical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Education and Training

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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