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Eastern Workforce Development Area (1Q 2017)
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Estimated employment10
Mean wage$25.53
Entry wage$20.70
10th percentile wage$13.77
50th percentile wage$27.88
90th percentile wage$28.13
Top Employing Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Percent
Trade, Transportation and Utilities10100.0%
Top Paying Industries
 IndustryEmployment / Median Wage
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1027.88
Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators (43-5053)
Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution. Examine, sort, and route mail by State, type of mail, or other scheme. 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. Must complete a competitive exam. Exclude "Postal Service Clerks" (43-5051) and "Postal Service Mail Carriers" (43-5052).
Median Wage History
Compared to
Occupational Group
Current$27.88 $18.83  $9.05
2016$26.79+4.1%$18.10 +4.1%$8.70
2015$26.13+2.5%$17.65 +2.5%$8.48
2014$25.62+2.0%$17.30 +2.0%$8.32
2013$25.11+2.0%$16.96 +2.0%$8.15
2012$24.68+1.7%$16.67 +1.7%$8.01
2011$24.23+1.8%$16.37 +1.8%$7.87
2010$23.85+1.6%$16.11 +1.6%$7.74
2009$23.40+1.9%$15.80 +1.9%$7.60
2008$22.76+2.8%$15.37 +2.8%$7.39
Compared to
All Occupations
Current$27.88 $21.67  $6.21
2016$26.79+4.1%$20.98 +3.3%$5.81
2015$26.13+2.5%$20.54 +2.1%$5.59
2014$25.62+2.0%$20.10 +2.2%$5.52
2013$25.11+2.0%$19.69 +2.1%$5.41
2012$24.68+1.7%$19.36 +1.7%$5.32
2011$24.23+1.8%$19.05 +1.6%$5.18
2010$23.85+1.6%$18.73 +1.7%$5.12
2009$23.40+1.9%$18.48 +1.4%$4.92
2008$22.76+2.8%$18.00 +2.6%$4.76
Note: The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80% of workers earn between this wage range, 10% earn less while 10% earn more.
Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2017
Top Areas For This Occupation
Best Pay
Median Wage / Employment
South Central$27.88160
North Central$27.60780
Highest Employment
Median Wage / Employment
North Central$27.60780
South Central$27.88160
Wages in other areas
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