Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators (43-5053)

Occupation description:  Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution. 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 other duties related to mail handling within the postal service. Excludes Postal Service Clerks (43-5051) and Postal Service Mail Carriers (43-5052).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 117,60078,000 -33.70 1,3601,360

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 24.3515.6325.25 27.2827.3127.31
Alaska 23.3615.6315.64 27.2927.3127.31
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 23.4515.6315.64 27.2827.3127.31

Labor Force Indicators

2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 158
Number of job position postings 5
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 31.6

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Short-term on-the-job training