Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

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



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.

Geography EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 11029$19.43/hr$10.91/hr$12.21/hr$21.18/hr$24.35/hr$26.99/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Manufacturing730$15.37/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities30$16.42/hr
Information260$11.94/hr
Financial Activities390$14.38/hr
Professional and Business Services900$15.03/hr
Education and Health Services70$19.17/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Other ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration70$20.18/hr
 
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Southwest Minnesota N/A$13.81/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA N/A$14.60/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/A$14.85/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/A$14.34/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State 20$16.34/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 40$12.08/hr-16.3%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 40$12.15/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 100N/AN/A
Northwest Minnesota 110$21.18/hr1.3%
St Cloud MN MSA 120$18.57/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 160$16.70/hr-18.1%
Southeast Balance of State 280$13.61/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 310$13.66/hr-11.7%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,440$15.22/hr-10.9%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,580$15.08/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,450$15.03/hr-11.7%


Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 2,140$23.51/hr-11.2%
Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks 14,020$18.13/hr-0.1%
Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 1,300$18.47/hr-12.7%


  • Remove containers of sorted mail or parcels and transfer them to designated areas according to established procedures.
  • Accept and check containers of mail or parcels from large volume mailers, couriers, and contractors.
  • Sort and route incoming mail, and collect outgoing mail, using carts as necessary.
  • Determine manner in which mail is to be sent, and prepare it for delivery to mailing facilities.
  • Seal or open envelopes, by hand or by using machines.
  • Wrap packages or bundles by hand, or by using tying machines.
  • Wrap packages or bundles by hand, or by using tying machines.
  • Verify that items are addressed correctly, marked with the proper postage, and in suitable condition for processing.
  • Affix postage to packages or letters by hand, or stamp materials, using postage meters.
  • Affix postage to packages or letters by hand, or stamp materials, using postage meters.