Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service

Prospects: Very Favorable

*According to projected annual openings and year-over-year growth
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.

Number of positions

2012: 6,210    2014: 6,440

Annual job postings

New: 120    Replacement: 120
(Total: 240)   

Salaries in NYC

Starting at:
Up to:

Educational requirements

Minimum education:
High school diploma or equivalent

Work experience:

On-the-job training:
Short-term on-the-job training

Education level achieved by workers


Sources: New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor.