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

Pay for Mail Clerks in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.81 per hour. For the most part, Mail Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men working as Mail Clerks who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 53 percent. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$19,257 - $36,973
(Median)
$19K
$27K
$37K
MEDIAN: $27,083
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$9.38 - $16.37
(Median)
$9
$13
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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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
$19,257 - $36,973  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
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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$19,921 - $35,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.38 - $16.37  
   
Overtime
$13.58 - $24.57  
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 - $1,216  
   
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).
)
$19,921 - $35,640  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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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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While not commonly seen, Mail Clerks who transition into a Mailroom Supervisor position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Mailroom Supervisors is $35K per year.

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Survey takers who work as Mail Clerks usually report a few 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.


For Mail Clerks, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. 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. On average, Mail Clerks make $30K following one to two decades on the job. 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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Experience Affects Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$27,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

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

Machine Operation
0%

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 21%
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