Mail and File Employee - Federal Salaries of 2006

Pay Rates for "Mail and File Employee"

How much does a Mail and File Employee in the federal government get paid? $30,581.49* *Based on the 2006 average.
5,331 EMPLOYEES
$162.94M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Mail and File Employee was the 52nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2006, with 5,331 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2006, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Mail And File, with an average salary of $26,362.

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 2,050 $26,361.57
Veterans Health Administration 1,289 $31,739.39
Social Security Administration 456 $33,065.15
Veterans Benefits Administration 364 $29,501.39
Federal Bureau of Investigation 147 $48,720.71
Forest Service 84 $29,706.45
Bureau of the Public Debt 54 $30,260.33
Bureau of Reclamation 53 $33,904.64
Program Support Center 45 $35,265.71
Department of State 38 $40,123.18
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 34 $33,909.26
Financial Management Service 33 $35,928.09
Indian Health Service 29 $25,279.62
National Institutes of Health 29 $37,753.34
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 27 $35,701.00
Small Business Administration 25 $30,831.48
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 25 $36,969.40
Departmental Administration 25 $34,107.40
U.S. Coast Guard 22 $33,607.68
Bureau of the Census 22 $34,745.45
Office of Administration 21 $42,513.81
National Park Service 19 $32,819.95
National Archives and Records Administration 19 $27,824.37
Securities and Exchange Commission 18 $45,061.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 16 $33,428.56
Bureau of Land Management 15 $31,022.87
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 15 $27,993.47
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 14 $41,782.29
Rural Housing Service 14 $30,998.79
Natural Resources Conservation Service 14 $33,199.29
Offices, Boards and Divisions 13 $37,538.92
Departmental Offices 12 $35,834.00
Food and Drug Administration 12 $36,931.83
Drug Enforcement Administration 11 $36,987.55
Federal Emergency Management Agency 11 $43,747.55
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 10 $33,120.10
National Labor Relations Board 10 $40,445.70
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 10 $37,101.40
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 10 $35,066.50
National Institute of Standards and Technology 10 $36,200.10
Indian Affairs 9 $27,427.67
Employment Standards Administration 9 $34,846.56
Railroad Retirement Board 8 $40,703.88
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 8 $32,767.13
Government Printing Office 8 $35,378.13
Agricultural Research Service 7 $25,331.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 7 $30,556.71
Office of Personnel Management 7 $34,656.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 7 $35,033.86
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 6 $41,284.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 6 $35,799.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 6 $31,763.33
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $30,696.50
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 5 $32,949.00
Department of Energy 5 $39,364.40
Broadcasting Board of Governors 4 $37,749.25
Federal Election Commission 4 $40,170.75
Mine Safety and Health Administration 4 $33,396.00
Environmental Protection Agency 4 $34,937.00
Federal Supply Service 4 $30,946.50
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 4 $35,214.25
Federal Highway Administration 4 $32,698.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $30,936.50
Geological Survey 3 $29,069.67
3 $41,573.33
Federal Aviation Administration 3 $37,072.00
Surface Transportation Board 3 $33,610.67
U.S. Mint 3 $36,248.33
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $32,584.33
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $36,513.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 2 $36,019.50
Agency for International Development 2 $33,186.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 2 $27,309.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $35,562.00
Federal Student Aid 2 $36,444.50
Federal Communications Commission 2 $37,500.00
Farm Credit Administration 2 $44,580.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 2 $31,395.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $39,722.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $29,604.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 1 $27,768.00
Presidio Trust 1 $35,000.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $36,513.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $35,526.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $34,949.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $43,845.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $34,932.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 1 $33,237.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $37,920.00
U.S. Trustee Program 1 $28,417.00
Offices of the Regional Administrators 1 $42,349.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $34,402.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $38,487.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $41,392.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $27,110.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $34,402.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $36,856.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 1 $36,734.00
Employee Benefits Security Administration 1 $34,402.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $34,539.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 1 $28,390.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 1 $33,519.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $29,107.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $34,402.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $28,225.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $33,328.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $36,856.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $33,594.00
Maritime Administration 1 $30,462.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $28,479.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $38,487.00

Mail and File Employee Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Mail and File Employee is $30,581.49.

Common Mail and File Employee Payscales

Payscale Number of Mail And File Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,170
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 85
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 18
CG - Corporate Graded 14
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 13
ZS - Administrative Support 12
PG - Printing Office Grades 8
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 3
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 2
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
CU - Credit Union Employees 1
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 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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