Mail or dispatch newspapers, periodicals, envelopes, or cartons.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Mailers do?

Mails or dispatches newspapers, periodicals, envelopes, cartons, or other bulk printed matter by performing any combination of following duties: Wraps or bundles printed matter by hand or using tying machine. Addresses bundle or wrapped printed matter by hand or stamps, tags, or labels them according to mailing lists and dispatching orders, using stencils and stamping machine. Sorts bundles according to zip code and places bundles to be mailed in specified mail bags. Stacks bundles for shipment and loads and unloads bundles onto and from trucks and conveyors. Files and corrects stencils. Counts and records number of bundles and copies handled. May keep card record distribution file of units mailed or dispatched to subscribers and dealers.

Should I be a Mailer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Mail Caller, Mailer Apprentice, Mailing Jogger, Mail Opener, Mail-Order Sorter, Mail Reader, Mail Weigher

    How to become a Mailer

    Most Mailers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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