Mail Clerks in the United States can expect wages of $13.39 per hour on average. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Men working as Mail Clerks who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While just over one in five report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well.

$21,383 - $47,500
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$48K
MEDIAN: $31,762
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$10.00 - $16.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,383 - $47,500  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,078 - $38,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $16.77  
   
Overtime
$13.29 - $24.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,078 - $38,882  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 180
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Job Description for Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service)

Mail clerk or mail machine operator (but not postal service) are responsible for sorting company mail, delivering mail as needed, and performing any other necessary mail-related duties for their organization. They are in charge of operating the mail machine and making sure all incoming and outgoing mail is not damaged. Their main responsibilities also include providing regular maintenance to the mail machine, organizing mailroom supplies, and ordering additional supplies as required. They must use problem-solving skills to overcome daily obstacles and multitask effectively.

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Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service) Tasks

  • Stuff outgoing mail.
  • Unload mail truck.
  • Open, date stamp, classify and sort envelopes.
  • Meter outgoing mail.

Common Career Paths for Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service)


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It doesn't happen often, but some Mail Clerks do move on to become Mailroom Supervisors. The average pay for that role is slightly higher at $35K per year. The most common career progression for Mail Clerks leads to becoming a Mailroom Clerk, where pay is typically $26K. However, many Mail Clerks also opt to become Administrative Assistants, a position that pays $31K on average.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average beginner in this position makes around $27K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $29K. For Mail Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $31K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $30K on average.

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Experience Affects Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service) Salaries

Machine Operation
0%

National Average
$29,000

Sorting
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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