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

Mail Clerks in the United States pull down an average of $12.65 per hour. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, between a fifth and a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Mail Clerks making up 53 percent of survey respondents. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$19,367 - $37,331
(Median)
$19K
$27K
$37K
MEDIAN: $27,377
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$9.33 - $16.15
(Median)
$9
$13
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$19,367 - $37,331  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,266  
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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$19,803 - $35,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.33 - $16.15  
   
Overtime
$13.89 - $24.41  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,266  
   
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).
)
$19,803 - $35,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 228

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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 often transition into Mailroom Supervisor positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Mailroom Supervisors earn $35K per year.

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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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $25K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $27K. Mail Clerks bring in $30K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $32K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$27,000

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 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
47 %
Male
53 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 22%