Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators

Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution. Examine, sort, and route mail. Load, operate, and occasionally adjust and repair mail processing, sorting, and canceling machinery. Keep records of shipments, pouches, and sacks; and other duties related to mail handling within the postal service.

Median Annual Wage: $54,520

Education: Less than high school diploma (54%); High school diploma or equivalent (40%); Post-secondary certificate (4%)

Projected Growth: Decline (-3% or lower)

Related Job Titles: Distribution Clerk; Mail Handler; Mail Processor; Data Conversion Operator; Parcel Post Distribution Machine Operator (PDPMO); Small Package and Bundle Sorter Clerk (SPBS Clerk); Automation Clerk; Computer Forwarding System Markup Clerk (CFS Markup Clerk); Flat Sorter Operator; Flat Sorting Machine Clerk (FSM Clerk)

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