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

Pay for Mail Clerks in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.71 per hour. Male Mail Clerks are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 54 percent of the field. Most Mail Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — slightly more than a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance.
Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service) Salary (?
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$19,657 - $37,946
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MEDIAN: $28,283
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Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service) Salary (?
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$9.28 - $16.41
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$19,657 - $37,946  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,282  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $1,550  
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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$19,832 - $35,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.28 - $16.41  
   
Overtime
$13.96 - $25.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,282  
   
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $1,550  
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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$19,832 - $35,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 255
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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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Mail Clerks usually experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder to upper-level roles like Mailroom Supervisor. The average pay for a Mailroom Supervisor is $35K annually.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Mail Clerks who took the survey. Machine Operation and Sorting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

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.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $25K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $27K. Mail Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $30K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $33K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 22%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
National Average
$27,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

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

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%
National Average
$27,000
Sorting
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
46%
female alumni
 
Male
54%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 22%