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Mail and File Employee - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Mail and File Employee"

How much does a Mail and File Employee in the federal government get paid? $35,851.44* *Based on the 2016 average.

Mail and File Employee was the 67th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 3,988 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Mail And File, with an average salary of $32,545.

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 1,942 $32,544.80
Veterans Health Administration 1,198 $35,874.39
Veterans Benefits Administration 238 $35,366.78
Social Security Administration 154 $41,430.29
Federal Bureau of Investigation 43 $54,030.02
Bureau of Reclamation 42 $39,461.74
Forest Service 29 $38,400.76
Program Support Center 24 $42,034.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 22 $38,945.59
National Institutes of Health 21 $46,982.33
Departmental Administration 20 $44,343.90
Office of Administration 20 $52,755.25
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 19 $44,100.68
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 17 $45,368.71
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 16 $38,699.75
Natural Resources Conservation Service 16 $38,271.31
Bureau of the Census 15 $37,897.87
U.S. Coast Guard 14 $40,538.93
Indian Health Service 11 $33,850.55
Bureau of Land Management 11 $32,040.82
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 11 $54,582.82
Rural Housing Service 10 $31,244.80
National Archives and Records Administration 10 $32,172.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 10 $46,024.20
Office of Personnel Management 9 $29,873.78
Mine Safety and Health Administration 8 $34,321.88
National Park Service 8 $39,266.00
U.S. Tax Court 8 $39,013.63
Railroad Retirement Board 8 $41,424.38
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 7 $40,264.14
Indian Affairs 7 $35,733.29
Government Printing Office 6 $46,589.50
Offices, Boards and Divisions 6 $45,190.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $46,142.83
Farm Service Agency 6 $36,635.17
Food and Drug Administration 6 $41,036.67
Geological Survey 6 $38,518.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 5 $73,009.20
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $43,727.60
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 5 $39,147.60
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 5 $45,013.20
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 5 $35,226.00
National Labor Relations Board 5 $49,598.80
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 5 $54,020.00
Departmental Offices 4 $45,319.00
Agricultural Research Service 4 $35,594.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 4 $41,130.75
Federal Election Commission 4 $44,768.75
U.S. Mint 3 $42,910.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $39,013.67
Food Safety and Inspection Service 3 $42,038.33
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $43,026.67
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $38,967.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 3 $53,562.33
Small Business Administration 2 $39,974.50
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 2 $45,812.50
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $35,982.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 2 $42,791.50
Maritime Administration 2 $38,635.00
Surface Transportation Board 2 $43,877.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 2 $41,631.50
Office of the Executive Secretariat 2 $45,190.00
Agency for International Development 2 $40,586.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 2 $43,451.50
Broadcasting Board of Governors 2 $56,394.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $39,570.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $40,393.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $35,805.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $34,456.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $47,790.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $54,370.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $40,393.00
Department of Energy 1 $43,782.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 1 $35,283.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $43,258.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 1 $40,393.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $49,166.00
Federal Student Aid 1 $40,393.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $40,058.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $28,648.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $45,190.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $38,592.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $31,289.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $45,940.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $41,530.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $49,166.00
U.S. Trustee Program 1 $36,555.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 1 $40,393.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $45,190.00

Mail and File Employee Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Mail and File Employee is $35,851.44. The highest paid Mail and File Employee made $114,564 in 2016.

Common Mail and File Employee Payscales

Payscale Number of Mail And File Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,878
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 76
CG - Corporate Graded 9
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 6
PG - Printing Office Grades 6
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 5
ZS - Administrative Support 4
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 2
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 1
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 1

Starting Paygrade: $18,785.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $57,015.00 / 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 2016

In 2004, the average pay for a Mail and File Employee was $28,647. Since then, the average pay has increased to $35,851 in 2016.

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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