Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators

2.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
100%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-9.4%
by 2031
WAGES
$48,550
or $23.34 hourly
VOLUME
112,130
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 100% (You are doomed)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators' job openings is expected to decline by -9.4% by 2031
'Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators' was $48,550, or $23.34 hourly
'Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators' are paid 6.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators?

As of 2021 there were 112,130 people employed as Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators within the United States.
This represents around 0.08% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators.

Job description

Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution for the United States Postal Service (USPS). 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 perform other duties related to mail handling within the postal service. Includes postal service mail sorters and processors employed by USPS contractors.

SOC Code: 43-5053.00

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