Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service

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What do they do?

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.

Also known as:

Insert Operator, Inserter Operator, Mail Clerk, Mail Handler, Mail Machine Operator, Mail Processor, Mail Reader, Mail Sorter, Mailroom Clerk, Postal Clerk

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service is projected to Decline 6 percent from 2018 to 2028

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • -6.5%

    Percent Change

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  • 9,100

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0%)
  • Master's degree (1.6%)
  • Bachelor's degree (9.7%)
  • Associate's degree (9.9%)
  • Some college, no degree (24.3%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (46.5%)
  • Less than high school diploma (7.9%)

Percent of workers in this field

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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Package objects for shipping.
  • Weigh parcels to determine shipping costs.
  • Inspect items for damage or defects.
  • Verify shipping documentation.
  • Operate office equipment.
  • Unload materials or equipment.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 25.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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