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

Mail Clerks in the United States can expect wages of $12.79 per hour on average. Pay ranges from $9.37 per hour on the low end to $16.39 on the high end. Close to a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair number report medical coverage and the larger part claim dental coverage as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Mail Clerks are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 53 percent of the field.

$19,219 - $37,048

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$9.37 - $16.39

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$19,219 - $37,048  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,221  
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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$19,881 - $35,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.37 - $16.39  
   
Overtime
$13.58 - $24.57  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,221  
   
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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$19,881 - $35,706  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 212
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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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Mail Clerks report a narrow range of specific skills. 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.


Mail Clerks with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $25K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $27K. Mail Clerks bring in $31K after working for 10 to 20 years. Mail Clerks who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits 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 13%

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 2%

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
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 21%
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