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Mail and File Employee - Federal Salaries of 2021

Pay Rates for "Mail and File Employee"

How much does a Mail and File Employee in the federal government get paid? $40,822.81* *Based on the 2021 average.

Mail and File Employee was the 101st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 2,386 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2021, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Mail And File, with an average salary of $39,410.

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.

Agencies that have hired a Mail and File Employee

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 1,200 $39,409.76
Internal Revenue Service 620 $38,089.40
Social Security Administration 122 $47,153.24
Bureau of Reclamation 36 $45,883.81
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 36 $56,032.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 28 $42,967.61
Federal Bureau of Investigation 25 $66,041.00
Program Support Center 20 $49,801.25
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 19 $44,093.21
Departmental Administration 16 $51,354.75
Bureau of the Census 13 $45,999.46
U.S. Coast Guard 13 $46,770.23
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 13 $57,127.67
Forest Service 13 $41,616.69
Department of State 11 $57,148.82
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 10 $50,260.80
National Institutes of Health 10 $50,775.10
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 9 $43,993.00
Railroad Retirement Board 8 $47,127.25
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 8 $57,569.75
Office of Administration 7 $63,657.57
National Archives and Records Administration 7 $44,020.00
Fpac Business Center 6 $53,047.67
National Park Service 6 $45,906.17
Government Printing Office 6 $55,134.83
Citizenship and Immigration Services 6 $42,746.67
Indian Health Service 5 $40,865.40
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $42,409.40
Rural Housing Service 5 $49,963.40
U.S. Tax Court 5 $54,788.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 5 $43,131.20
Geological Survey 5 $46,623.80
Bureau of Land Management 5 $38,290.40
Drug Enforcement Administration 4 $71,214.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 4 $67,040.50
Indian Affairs 4 $38,060.00
National Institute of Standards and Technology 4 $51,570.25
Customs and Border Protection 3 $50,930.50
Food and Drug Administration 3 $47,341.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $47,782.33
Small Business Administration 3 $42,330.33
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 3 $49,218.33
Natural Resources Conservation Service 3 $39,773.67
Agricultural Research Service 3 $42,278.67
Offices, Boards and Divisions 3 $51,592.00
Maritime Administration 2 $48,900.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2 $44,770.00
National Cemetery Administration 2 $35,932.00
U.S. Mint 2 $48,961.00
Environmental Protection Agency 2 $54,364.00
National Labor Relations Board 2 $61,448.50
Federal Election Commission 2 $48,850.50
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 2 $51,842.00
2 $40,879.50
Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 1 $46,109.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $34,573.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $51,592.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $366.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $61,639.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $39,985.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $42,062.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $55,925.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $47,063.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $44,552.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $45,847.00
U.S. Agency for International Development 1 $41,074.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 1 $42,143.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $46,109.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 1 $51,050.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $51,592.00
U.S. Trustee Program 1 $47,280.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 1 $43,581.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $39,966.00
1 $46,109.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $38,498.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $38,559.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $56,862.00
Office of Personnel Management 1 $51,592.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $51,036.00

Mail and File Employee Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Mail and File Employee is $40,822.81. The highest paid Mail and File Employee made $77,034 in 2021.

Common Mail and File Employee Payscales

Payscale Number of Mail And File Employees
GS - General Schedule 2,314
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 49
ZS - Administrative Support 7
PG - Printing Office Grades 6
CG - Corporate Graded 4
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3
VH - Professional, Administrative, And Managerial 1
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 1
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 1

Starting Paygrade: $20,999.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $63,734.00 / 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 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Mail and File Employee was $28,647. Since then, the average pay has increased to $40,823 in 2021.

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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