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.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Mailing, Reproduction, Stenographic
  2. Newspapers
  3. Computer And Data Processing Services
  4. Miscellaneous Business Services

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 4,320 10.43 7.62 11.84 21,700 15,850 24,620
St Joseph MSA 40 10.26 7.14 11.82 21,350 14,850 24,590
Springfield MSA 110 9.01 6.77 10.14 18,750 14,080 21,090
St Louis MSA 1,830 10.13 7.24 11.58 21,080 15,070 24,090
Kansas City* 1,770 10.54 8.42 11.60 21,926 17,516 24,131
Central Region* 280 9.55 7.46 10.60 19,867 15,523 22,040
Northeast Region* 40 8.41 7.60 8.81 17,484 15,809 18,321
Northwest Region* 40 9.92 7.14 11.31 20,636 14,845 23,531
Ozark Region* 120 9.02 6.81 10.13 18,764 14,161 21,065
South Central Region* 10 9.85 5.80 11.88 20,496 12,058 24,716
Southeast Region* 50 8.33 6.55 9.22 17,327 13,627 19,178
Southwest Region* 60 7.86 6.46 8.56 16,355 13,438 17,814
St. Louis City* 680 9.83 7.58 10.95 20,437 15,766 22,773
St. Louis County* 920 10.72 7.45 12.35 22,289 15,504 25,682

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 4,340 4,480 140 3.23 142 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 2,560 2,620 60 2.34 81 Great
St Louis MSA 2,080 2,080 .00 61 Great
Central Region* 280 270 -10 -3.57 8 Fair
Northeast Region* 40 40 .00 1 Caution
Northwest Region* 90 90 .00 3 Good
Ozark Region* 180 190 10 5.56 6 Good
Southwest Region* 100 90 -10 -10.00 3 Fair
West Central Region* 80 90 10 12.50 3 Good

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This Occupation generally requires short-term on-the-job training