Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators

2.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
81%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
-12.2%
by 2030
WAGES
$53,140
or $25.55 hourly
VOLUME
105,400
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 81% (Robots are watching)

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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.

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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