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.
3,729 EMPLOYEES
$133.85M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

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
Office of Personnel Management 19 $26,074.95
National Institutes of Health 19 $48,756.32
Departmental Administration 19 $46,812.63
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 Archives and Records Administration 9 $37,063.56
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 9 $49,778.89
National Park Service 9 $41,431.78
Indian Affairs 8 $35,796.38
Bureau of Land Management 7 $36,847.14
Railroad Retirement Board 7 $44,706.71
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 7 $61,582.71
Indian Health Service 7 $34,620.86
Farm Service Agency 6 $44,633.33
Offices, Boards and Divisions 6 $46,274.17
Mine Safety and Health Administration 6 $36,902.83
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
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
Food and Drug Administration 3 $42,692.33
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $40,653.33
Federal Emergency Management Agency 3 $56,438.67
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $41,521.33
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 3 $44,245.67
National Institute of Standards and Technology 3 $47,455.33
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $41,289.67
Agricultural Research Service 3 $38,647.00
Departmental Offices 3 $43,297.33
Office of Comptroller of Currency 2 $44,373.50
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 2 $46,961.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $43,801.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 2 $47,171.00
Agency for International Development 2 $42,364.00
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 2 $40,507.00
Rural Housing Service 2 $42,416.50
Maritime Administration 2 $41,287.00
U.S. Mint 2 $0.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $37,557.00
U.S. Trustee Program 1 $41,255.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $43,397.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $47,671.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $37,977.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $42,151.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 1 $36,025.00
Department of Energy 1 $45,459.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $56,364.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $51,230.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $33,605.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 1 $42,151.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $42,151.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $36,712.00
Federal Student Aid 1 $42,151.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $34,521.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $64,636.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $30,754.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $51,279.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $35,165.00
Environmental Protection Agency 1 $39,912.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $42,497.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 $45,972.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $47,171.00
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 $36,351.34. 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: $19,048.00 / 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
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
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 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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