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.

$22,583 - $46,369
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$31K
$46K
MEDIAN: $31,100
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$10.16 - $17.35
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MEDIAN: $13.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$22,583 - $46,369  
   
Bonus
$511 - $4,894  
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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$21,715 - $39,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.16 - $17.35  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $24.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$511 - $4,894  
   
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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$21,715 - $39,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 208

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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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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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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.
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Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$29,000

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
0%

National Average
$29,000

Sorting
up arrow 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
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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