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

The average Mail Clerk in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $13.65 per hour. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Mail Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Mail Clerks making up 55 percent of survey respondents. Slightly less than a fourth 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. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$24,761 - $43,546
$25K
$31K
$44K
MEDIAN: $30,793
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$10.24 - $17.80
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MEDIAN: $13.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$24,761 - $43,546  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $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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$22,181 - $39,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.24 - $17.80  
   
Overtime
$14.78 - $24.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$102.13 - $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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$22,181 - $39,857  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 233

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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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Mail Clerks may enjoy a small increase in earnings as they climb the career ladder to roles like Mailroom Supervisor, which pays $35K on average annually. Mail Clerks go on to become Mailroom Clerks more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $26K. Mail Clerks who move into an Administrative Assistant role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $31K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service)

Pay by Experience for a Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service) has a positive trend. An entry-level Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 112 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 91 salaries. A Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 25 salaries.

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Key Stats for Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service)

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service) Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$29,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼7%

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


National Average
$29,000

Sorting
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
45 %
Male
55 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 22%
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