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Mail and File Employee - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Mail and File Employee"

How much does a Mail and File Employee in the federal government get paid? $36,351.34* *Based on the 2018 average.

Mail and File Employee was the 70th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 3,729 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Mail And File, with an average salary of $33,200.

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 1,708 $33,200.23
Veterans Health Administration 1,196 $36,871.69
Social Security Administration 151 $41,857.07
Veterans Benefits Administration 114 $38,482.12
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 53 $41,764.26
Bureau of Reclamation 45 $40,738.56
Federal Bureau of Investigation 41 $60,939.08
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 26 $42,596.46
Program Support Center 23 $44,954.26
Forest Service 23 $38,727.39
Departmental Administration 19 $46,812.63
Office of Personnel Management 19 $26,074.95
National Institutes of Health 19 $48,756.32
U.S. Coast Guard 15 $43,238.20
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 14 $40,611.46
Department of State 14 $52,061.43
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 13 $50,604.67
Office of Administration 11 $56,773.45
Natural Resources Conservation Service 10 $40,718.40
Bureau of the Census 10 $39,146.40
National Park Service 9 $41,431.78
National Archives and Records Administration 9 $37,063.56
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 9 $49,778.89
Indian Affairs 8 $35,796.38
Railroad Retirement Board 7 $44,706.71
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 7 $61,582.71
Indian Health Service 7 $34,620.86
Bureau of Land Management 7 $36,847.14
Geological Survey 6 $41,494.33
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $38,321.00
U.S. Tax Court 6 $44,262.83
Government Printing Office 6 $50,031.17
Farm Service Agency 6 $44,633.33
Offices, Boards and Divisions 6 $46,274.17
Mine Safety and Health Administration 6 $36,902.83
National Labor Relations Board 5 $54,831.40
Drug Enforcement Administration 5 $61,382.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 4 $41,319.25
Federal Election Commission 4 $46,998.00
Small Business Administration 4 $41,766.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 4 $68,474.75
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $42,086.25
Departmental Offices 3 $43,297.33
Agricultural Research Service 3 $38,647.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $41,289.67
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $47,455.33
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 3 $44,245.67
Federal Emergency Management Agency 3 $56,438.67
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $40,653.33
Food and Drug Administration 3 $42,692.33
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $41,521.33
Rural Housing Service 2 $42,416.50
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $40,507.00
Agency for International Development 2 $42,364.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 2 $47,171.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 2 $46,961.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 2 $44,373.50
U.S. Mint 2 $0.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $43,801.00
Maritime Administration 2 $41,287.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $42,497.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $37,334.00
U.S. Trustee Program 1 $41,255.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $47,671.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $42,151.00
Department of Energy 1 $45,459.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $51,230.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 1 $42,151.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $36,712.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $64,636.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $35,165.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $45,972.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $51,279.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $34,521.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $42,151.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $33,605.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $56,364.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 1 $36,025.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $37,977.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $43,397.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $37,557.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $47,171.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $39,912.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $30,754.00
Federal Student Aid 1 $42,151.00

Mail and File Employee Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Mail and File Employee is $36,351.34. The highest paid Mail and File Employee made $106,929 in 2018.

Common Mail and File Employee Payscales

Payscale Number of Mail And File Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,626
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 72
CG - Corporate Graded 7
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 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: $19,738.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $59,907.00 / 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
Closed Microphone ReportingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Data TranscriberClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Library TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Cargo SchedulingTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Equipment OperatorClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Mail And File Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Mail and File Employee was $28,647. Since then, the average pay has increased to $36,351 in 2018.

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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