Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Pos
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.
Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Seal or open envelopes, by hand or by using machines. Affix postage to packages or letters by hand, or stamp materials, using postage meters. Verify that items are addressed correctly, marked with the proper postage, and in suitable condition for processing. Place incoming or outgoing letters or packages into sacks or bins based on destination or type, and place identifying tags on sacks or bins. Clear jams in sortation equipment. Sort and route incoming mail, and collect outgoing mail, using carts as necessary. Weigh packages or letters to determine postage needed, using weighing scales and rate charts. Determine manner in which mail is to be sent, and prepare it for delivery to mailing facilities. Lift and unload containers of mail or parcels onto equipment for transportation to sortation stations. Wrap packages or bundles by hand, or by using tying machines. Fold letters or circulars and insert them in envelopes. Remove from machines printed materials such as labeled articles, postmarked envelopes or tape, and folded sheets. Add ink, fill paste reservoirs, and change machine ribbons when necessary.
License: License not required.
Outlook: poor
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $9.70   Entry $20,168.00
Mean $14.17   Mean $29,476.00
Experience $16.41 Experience $34,130.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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