Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service

Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution. Use hand or mail handling machines to 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.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
99,190 1.8 % $14.02 $29,160 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.80 $10.38 $13.41 $16.99 $20.58
Annual Wage (2) $18,300 $21,580 $27,890 $35,330 $42,800


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Support Services 17,490 1.98 $12.88 $26,790
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 13,520 2.86 $13.07 $27,180
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 8,820 2.10 $13.05 $27,150
Employment Services 6,240 0.18 $12.30 $25,590
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 5,320 0.27 $16.80 $34,940

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services 13,520 2.86 $13.07 $27,180
Newspaper, Periodical, Book, and Directory Publishers 8,820 2.10 $13.05 $27,150
Business Support Services 17,490 1.98 $12.88 $26,790
Printing and Related Support Activities 3,820 0.84 $14.12 $29,370
Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 1,870 0.68 $13.06 $27,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 60 0.01 $20.67 $42,990
Other Investment Pools and Funds (8) (8) $19.07 $39,660
Other Information Services 40 0.02 $18.78 $39,070
Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing 60 0.02 $17.65 $36,700
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 740 0.17 $17.59 $36,580


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 9,430 0.84 1.14 $13.44 $27,960
New York 8,000 0.91 1.24 $15.45 $32,140
California 7,100 0.47 0.64 $15.88 $33,020
Pennsylvania 6,260 1.11 1.51 $14.02 $29,160
Illinois 5,690 0.99 1.34 $13.24 $27,550



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,120 1.65 2.25 $20.31 $42,250
Utah 1,790 1.40 1.91 $12.89 $26,810
Iowa 1,940 1.29 1.75 $12.47 $25,940
Pennsylvania 6,260 1.11 1.51 $14.02 $29,160
Delaware 470 1.11 1.51 $12.94 $26,910



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,120 1.65 2.25 $20.31 $42,250
Washington 920 0.32 0.43 $16.63 $34,600
Massachusetts 2,080 0.62 0.85 $16.60 $34,530
Alaska 180 0.54 0.74 $16.24 $33,780
California 7,100 0.47 0.64 $15.88 $33,020




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,490 1.02 1.39 $16.22 $33,740
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 4,810 1.28 1.75 $13.15 $27,350
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,180 1.42 1.94 $13.61 $28,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,110 1.31 1.78 $16.62 $34,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,870 1.20 1.64 $13.22 $27,500
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,770 1.49 2.02 $15.48 $32,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,030 0.50 0.68 $15.70 $32,650
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,730 0.95 1.29 $15.68 $32,610
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 1,630 0.57 0.78 $13.82 $28,740
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 1,630 0.89 1.21 $12.53 $26,060



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 410 4.12 5.62 $10.16 $21,140
Lynchburg, VA 370 3.74 5.09 $10.57 $21,990
Columbus, GA-AL 290 2.51 3.42 $13.78 $28,670
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 810 2.36 3.21 $13.42 $27,920
Fresno, CA 670 2.02 2.75 $13.73 $28,550
Topeka, KS 220 2.01 2.74 $13.92 $28,950
Reading, PA 330 1.98 2.69 $12.49 $25,970
Jacksonville, NC 80 1.81 2.47 $10.67 $22,200
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 270 1.71 2.33 $10.88 $22,630
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 350 1.69 2.30 $13.84 $28,790