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

Average Mail Clerks in the United States make around $13.62 per hour. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men working as Mail Clerks who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. The majority of Mail Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although just under one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too.

$24,381 - $48,336
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$31K
$48K
MEDIAN: $31,100
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$10.17 - $17.62
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MEDIAN: $13.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,381 - $48,336  
   
Bonus
$507 - $4,932  
Total Pay (?
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$21,974 - $39,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.17 - $17.62  
   
Overtime
$14.64 - $24.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$507 - $4,932  
   
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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$21,974 - $39,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 210
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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

  • 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)


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Mail Clerks who become Mailroom Supervisors may see a small rise in pay. On average, Mailroom Supervisors earn $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.


Mail Clerks do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $27K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $29K. Mail Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $31K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $33K.

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Key Stats for Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service)

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service) Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$29,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼7%

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


National Average
$29,000

Sorting
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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