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Mail and File Employee - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Mail and File Employee"

How much does a Mail and File Employee in the federal government get paid? $37,595.91* *Based on the 2020 average.
3,808 EMPLOYEES
$140.04M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Mail and File Employee was the 71st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 3,808 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Mail And File, with an average salary of $34,325.

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 1,982 $34,324.64
Veterans Health Administration 1,213 $38,845.46
Social Security Administration 130 $46,462.98
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 41 $48,040.00
Bureau of Reclamation 39 $44,169.90
Federal Bureau of Investigation 31 $64,157.25
Veterans Benefits Administration 30 $42,692.24
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 22 $42,732.50
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 19 $45,293.42
Departmental Administration 17 $50,860.71
Forest Service 15 $41,007.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 15 $56,561.00
U.S. Coast Guard 14 $46,521.00
Bureau of the Census 13 $43,993.31
Program Support Center 12 $48,754.25
Department of State 11 $56,331.64
National Institutes of Health 10 $52,469.10
National Archives and Records Administration 10 $40,450.30
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 8 $42,996.38
Office of Administration 8 $62,090.38
Railroad Retirement Board 8 $45,903.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 8 $56,266.25
Indian Affairs 7 $40,214.43
Indian Health Service 6 $38,935.00
Bureau of Land Management 6 $39,617.33
National Park Service 6 $44,839.33
Government Printing Office 6 $54,346.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 5 $41,295.20
U.S. Tax Court 5 $51,390.60
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 5 $41,493.80
Geological Survey 5 $44,842.60
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 5 $65,930.40
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $41,990.00
Fpac Business Center 5 $51,581.40
Drug Enforcement Administration 4 $68,275.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 4 $51,082.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $48,071.25
Rural Housing Service 4 $52,556.75
Small Business Administration 4 $42,506.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 4 $40,807.25
Agricultural Research Service 3 $41,695.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $45,231.33
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $43,922.33
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 3 $47,638.67
National Labor Relations Board 3 $61,104.33
Food and Drug Administration 3 $46,542.33
Customs and Border Protection 3 $50,427.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $45,932.50
Departmental Offices 2 $48,379.00
Maritime Administration 2 $48,416.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $61,057.50
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $53,094.50
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 2 $51,082.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $42,438.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 2 $47,010.50
U.S. Mint 2 $46,793.00
Federal Election Commission 2 $48,367.00
1 $45,652.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $0.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $51,082.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $34,231.00
Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 1 $45,652.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $40,240.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $45,652.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $50,545.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $51,082.00
U.S. Trustee Program 1 $45,547.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $42,654.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $71,442.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $39,588.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $60,600.00
U.S. Agency for International Development 1 $40,667.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $46,598.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $55,372.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $37,145.00
Office of Personnel Management 1 $51,082.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $49,343.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $37,354.00

Mail and File Employee Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Mail and File Employee is $37,595.91. The highest paid Mail and File Employee made $76,274 in 2020.

Common Mail and File Employee Payscales

Payscale Number of Mail And File Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,702
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 78
ZS - Administrative Support 7
PG - Printing Office Grades 6
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 5
CG - Corporate Graded 5
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 2
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 2
VH - Professional, Administrative, And Managerial 1

Starting Paygrade: $20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $61,227.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Clerical and Administrative Support
Occupation Family: 0300 GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE, CLERICAL, AND OFFICE SERVICES GROUP

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 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Mail and File Employee was $28,647. Since then, the average pay has increased to $37,596 in 2020.


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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