Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service

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Total Workforce

68.8k

Average Age

42.4

Average Salary

$26,661

Average Male Salary

$29,158

Average Female Salary

$24,009

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 $26,661 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service by wage are Bartenders, Veterinary assistants & laboratory animal caretakers, and Telemarketers.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are Columbus (Southeast) & Reynoldsburg Cities PUMA, OH, Tolland County PUMA, CT, and Orange & Villa Park Cities PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are Columbus (Southeast) & Reynoldsburg Cities PUMA, OH, Orange & Villa Park Cities PUMA, CA, and Tolland County PUMA, CT.

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 National security & international affairs. Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are paid most in Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Columbus (Southeast) & Reynoldsburg Cities PUMA, OH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$26,661

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,633

In 2018, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service earned an average of $26,661, $27,228 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Bartenders make somewhat more than Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service while Telemarketers 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

0.33

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.33, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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

Most Common

The most common industries employing Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, by number of employees, are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, Business support services, and Couriers & messengers.

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Industries by Share

68.8k

2018 Workforce

± 6,438

-14.5%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 14.9%

The number of people employed as Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service has been declining at a rate of -14.5%, from 80,410 people in 2017 to 68,786 people in 2018.

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  12.1%, followed by Business support services with 8.41% and Couriers & messengers with 6.94%.

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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 41.3 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.

Gender Composition

35.4k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 4,620

33.4k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 4,484

51.5% of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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

  2. Black

  3. Other

62.7% of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 22.3% of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service, Black 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 Gender

41.3

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.12

43.5

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 2.14

The median age of Mail clerks & mail machine operators, except postal service is 42.4, and Male employees are generally 2.19 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 Communications.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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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 Equipment Maintenance.

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