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Mail and File Employee - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Mail and File Employee"

How much does a Mail and File Employee in the federal government get paid? $36,177.62* *Based on the 2017 average.

Mail and File Employee was the 71st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 3,767 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Mail And File, with an average salary of $33,165.

Government Mail And File jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Mail And File job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation covers positions involving the administration, supervision or performance of clerical work related to the processing of incoming or outgoing mail and/or the systematic arrangement of records for storage or reference purposes the scheduled disposition of records, and the performance of related work when such duties require the application of established mail or file methods and procedures, knowledge of prescribed systems for governing the flow and control of communications, and/or the filing or storage and retrieval of records, and knowledges of the organization and functions of the operating unit or units serviced.

Clerical, secretary, and administrative positions fall under this category. No specialized technical background is needed for positions in this category except for stenographers which require a proficiency exam before being hired. Strong organizational and communication skills are the primary requirements for this job category. Military experience can often be applied as relevant experience when calculating starting grade. Employees in the job category receive promotions of 1 grade increase at a time.

Agencies that have hired a Mail and File Employee

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Internal Revenue Service 1,765 $33,164.50
Veterans Health Administration 1,189 $36,930.92
Social Security Administration 155 $41,499.25
Veterans Benefits Administration 112 $38,730.70
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 51 $42,000.84
Bureau of Reclamation 44 $40,749.64
Federal Bureau of Investigation 41 $44,224.06
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 28 $41,939.21
Forest Service 25 $38,800.00
Program Support Center 23 $44,954.26
Office of Personnel Management 21 $25,929.62
National Institutes of Health 20 $47,939.90
Departmental Administration 19 $46,685.26
Department of State 14 $51,990.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 14 $40,516.85
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 13 $50,604.67
Office of Administration 11 $56,773.45
National Archives and Records Administration 10 $36,410.90
Natural Resources Conservation Service 10 $40,641.80
Bureau of the Census 10 $39,048.60
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 9 $49,778.89
National Park Service 8 $41,241.75
Indian Affairs 8 $35,666.88
Railroad Retirement Board 7 $44,706.71
Bureau of Land Management 7 $36,775.71
Indian Health Service 7 $34,528.71
Offices, Boards and Divisions 6 $46,274.17
Mine Safety and Health Administration 6 $36,902.83
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 6 $59,983.83
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $38,254.33
Geological Survey 6 $41,494.33
U.S. Tax Court 6 $44,262.83
Government Printing Office 6 $49,614.50
National Labor Relations Board 5 $54,831.40
Farm Service Agency 5 $44,764.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 5 $31,073.50
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $41,054.25
Federal Election Commission 4 $46,998.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 4 $68,474.75
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $41,336.25
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 3 $44,245.67
Federal Emergency Management Agency 3 $56,438.67
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $41,289.67
Food and Drug Administration 3 $42,692.33
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $40,653.33
Small Business Administration 3 $42,384.33
Departmental Offices 3 $43,297.33
Agricultural Research Service 3 $38,647.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $41,183.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $46,874.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $43,801.00
Rural Housing Service 2 $42,416.50
Office of the Executive Secretariat 2 $47,171.00
Agency for International Development 2 $42,364.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 2 $45,961.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $40,507.00
Maritime Administration 2 $41,287.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 2 $44,373.50
U.S. Mint 2 $800.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 1 $42,151.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 1 $36,025.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $30,754.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $56,364.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $39,912.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $36,712.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $47,171.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $64,636.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $37,557.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $35,165.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $43,397.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $45,972.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $42,151.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $37,977.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $42,151.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $47,671.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $51,279.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $33,605.00
Department of Energy 1 $45,459.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $42,497.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $34,521.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $51,230.00
U.S. Trustee Program 1 $41,255.00
Federal Student Aid 1 $42,151.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $37,334.00

Mail and File Employee Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Mail and File Employee is $36,177.62. The highest paid Mail and File Employee made $106,929 in 2017.

Common Mail and File Employee Payscales

Payscale Number of Mail And File Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,668
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 69
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 6
CG - Corporate Graded 6
PG - Printing Office Grades 6
ZS - Administrative Support 5
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 4
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 2
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,048.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $57,809.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Clerical and Administrative Support

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Mail and File jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Data TranscriberClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Closed Microphone ReportingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Library TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Freight RateClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Clerk-TypistClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Mail And File Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Mail and File Employee was $28,647. Since then, the average pay has increased to $36,178 in 2017.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0305.

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