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

Mail Clerks in the United States take home an average $12.98 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.45 per hour and $16.58. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Mail Clerks enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up a slight majority of Mail Clerks (54 percent) who responded to the survey. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in five — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and more than half have dental insurance.

$19,588 - $40,492
(Median)
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$27K
$40K
MEDIAN: $27,223
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$9.45 - $16.58
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$19,588 - $40,492  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,276  
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$20,134 - $36,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.45 - $16.58  
   
Overtime
$13.73 - $24.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,276  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$20,134 - $36,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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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 who move on to become Mailroom Supervisors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Mailroom Supervisors get paid an average of $35K per year.

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Job skills reported by Mail Clerks are limited. Machine Operation and Sorting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Sorting.

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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker earns $26K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $27K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Mail Clerks make a median salary of $31K. Mail Clerks who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

National Average
$28,000

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
$28,000

Sorting
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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