Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service

General Information

Description

Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution. Use hand or mail handling machines to 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.

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

Industry areas

  • Business Support Services
  • Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
  • Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$34,320

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$45,300
$18,980
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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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