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

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).
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 0.0
United States 99700 76000 0.0 4000 3200 4900
Job Outlook for Alaska:
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 24.73 16.56 18.16 25.55 30.28 30.29
Alaska 23.74 17.76 18.16 22.23 30.28 30.29
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 23.26 17.02 18.16 21.28 30.15 30.29

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.