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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 121125 3.37 714
United States 95,50088,400 -7.45,000 5,2009,490

Job outlook

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

2019 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 15.6810.2812.22 14.8918.4922.65
Alaska 18.7312.2514.29 18.4322.3826.53
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 19.3415.6416.74 20.3322.1223.88
Balance of State 19.5812.5513.75 17.8725.9029.68

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
14714 9.542.1 29.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation37
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation10
UI claimants previously working in occupation15
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 188
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

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