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Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service

Job Information

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.


  • Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks generally are entry-level workers who need no more than a high school diploma.
  • Employers prefer to hire those familiar with computers and other electronic office and business equipment.
  • Employment is expected to decline moderately as a result of increasing automation; however, job openings will result from the need to replace workers who leave the occupation.


Personality I'm organized
Salary $26,610/yr ($13.31/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education High School diploma