Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service) Salary
Mail Clerks in the United States pull down an average of $13.53 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of Mail Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. Slightly less than a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Mail Clerks making up 58 percent of survey respondents.
|Salary||$22,583 - $46,369|
|Bonus||$511 - $4,894|
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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).)
|$21,715 - $39,483|
|Hourly Rate||$10.16 - $17.35|
|Overtime||$14.54 - $24.66|
|Bonus||$511 - $4,894|
|Total Pay (||$21,715 - $39,483|
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.Read More...
Mail clerks and mail machine operators operate mail-sorting machines to process letters, packages, and other important documents. Some of their main duties also include opening mail, calculating and posting charges to departmental accounts, and using voicemail systems. They follow strict safety and privacy regulations, as well as report their progress to the mailroom supervisor in their department. They participate in additional training sessions as required and follow company distribution schedules and proper handling techniques at all times. One of their main tools includes a personal computer to log all incoming and outgoing mail to keep accurate mailing records for future reference.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required for this job. Previous experience in a mailroom environment may be required or preferred. Mail clerks and mail machine operators must pay strong attention to detail and be proficient with basic computer programs. They should work well with other clerks/operators in a team setting to reach all company goals in a timely manner; however, they also need to perform efficiently with minimal supervision. Additionally, they must possess strong communication skills
Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service) Tasks
- Open, date stamp, classify and sort envelopes.
- Meter outgoing mail.
- Stuff outgoing mail.
- Unload mail truck.
Common Career Paths for Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service)
Although some Mail Clerks become Mailroom Supervisor, this progression is not the norm. However, the latter position does pay a little more at $35K. As Mail Clerks progress in their field, many go on to become Mailroom Clerks. In fact, this transition is more common than anything else, and median pay for the role is $26K. Another common career choice for Mail Clerks is to move into an Administrative Assistant role — this promotion usually pays $31K.
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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.
For Mail Clerks, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $27K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $29K. Mail Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $31K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $32K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.
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