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

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 274291 6.22 68
United States 104,90085,100 -18.80 2,1402,140

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 14.709.1910.94 14.0217.7621.74
Alaska 17.7512.1915.81 17.6119.6423.10
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 17.6211.6115.47 17.6020.1823.23
Balance of State 16.8811.9715.82 17.1418.4619.26

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
16420 12.240.1 30.9
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation48
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation5
UI claimants previously working in occupation17
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 171
Number of job position postings 4
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 42.8

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