Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
75.4k
Average Age
42.9
Estimated Job Growth
−6.67%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$27,958
Average Male Salary
$31,027
Average Female Salary
$24,911

About

Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are most often employed by the Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges industry. The average yearly wage for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service was $27,958 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service by wage are Helpers, construction trades, Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers, and Preschool & kindergarten teachers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are Allston, Brighton & Fenway PUMA, MA, Greater Utica & Rome Cities PUMA, NY, and Rice, Goodhue & Le Sueur Counties PUMA, MN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are Hartford Town PUMA, CT, Allston, Brighton & Fenway PUMA, MA, and Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd & Wadena Counties PUMA, MN.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service and on wages and locations for those in the field. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges is the industry that employs the most Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, by average wage, is Administration of economic programs & space research. Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are paid most in District of Columbia (East) PUMA, DC but are relatively concentrated in Hartford Town PUMA, CT.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$27,958
AVERAGE SALARY
± $2,736

In 2020, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service earned an average of $27,958, $27,996 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers make somewhat more than Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service while Helpers, construction trades make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.334
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.334, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, by average wage, are Administration of economic programs & space research, Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals, and Animal food, grain & oilseed milling.

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Industries by Share

75.4k
2020 Workforce
± 6,739
−2.02%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 12.8%

The number of people employed as Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service has been declining at a rate of −2.02%, from 76,931 people in 2019 to 75,376 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service employed by various industries. Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges employs the largest share of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service at  12.5%, followed by Business support services with 7.82% and Couriers & messengers with 4.85%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service in the US. The average age of male Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service in the workforce is 42.2 and of female Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service is 43.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

37.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 4,757
37.8k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 4,775

50.2% of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

50.5% of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 20.1% of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service.

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Age by Sex

42.2
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.05
43.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 2.12

The median age of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service is 42.9, and Male employees are generally 1.28 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service is Business but a relatively high number of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service hold a major in Theology.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Monitoring, and Coordination. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Operation Monitoring, and Quality Control Analysis.

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service are expected to see a growth of −6.67% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service.
−6.67%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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