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Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
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or $25.55 hourly
as of 2020
What is the risk of automation?
We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of
81% (Robots are watching)
This score is based on the abilities, knowledge, skills and activites required in order to do the job.
We look at 9 key attributes of an occupation which can't easily be automated. The more an occupation requires these, the less chance there is of it being replaced.
Note that some attributes have a greater weighting than others, so even though an occupation might require quite heavily on a few attributes, this might not be enough to give it an overall safe score. The final score has been generated using a machine learning algorithm, trained using human predictions.
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Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness (44)
Assisting and Caring for Others (40)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (36)
not very important
How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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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 -12.2% by 2030
'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 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.
What are the median wages for 'Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators' in the United States?
In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators' was $53,140, or $25.55 hourly
'Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators' are paid 26.7% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed in this occupation?
As of 2020 there were 105,400 people employed as Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators.
This represents around 0.08% of the employed workforce across the United States.
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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