Mail and File Employee - Federal Salaries of 2007

Pay Rates for "Mail and File Employee"

How much does a Mail and File Employee in the federal government get paid? $31,819.54* *Based on the 2007 average.

Mail and File Employee was the 53rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2007, with 5,146 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2007, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Mail And File, with an average salary of $28,351.

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 1,862 $28,351.29
Veterans Health Administration 1,317 $32,210.15
Veterans Benefits Administration 442 $29,664.39
Social Security Administration 433 $34,002.12
Federal Bureau of Investigation 135 $50,279.49
Forest Service 73 $31,082.64
Bureau of the Public Debt 56 $30,884.29
Bureau of Reclamation 56 $34,412.43
Program Support Center 43 $35,397.85
Department of State 36 $41,119.03
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 32 $35,153.53
Financial Management Service 27 $37,334.04
National Institutes of Health 27 $40,146.56
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 26 $37,669.19
Indian Health Service 25 $26,582.60
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 24 $36,755.88
Departmental Administration 23 $35,815.30
Bureau of the Census 22 $35,747.77
National Archives and Records Administration 20 $28,742.35
U.S. Coast Guard 19 $34,057.63
Office of Administration 19 $45,125.84
Securities and Exchange Commission 19 $46,569.26
National Park Service 17 $34,633.59
Bureau of Land Management 16 $30,865.63
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 15 $35,172.87
Natural Resources Conservation Service 14 $33,514.86
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 14 $42,576.00
Rural Housing Service 13 $31,709.92
Offices, Boards and Divisions 13 $38,657.08
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 13 $27,736.38
Small Business Administration 12 $33,464.25
Food and Drug Administration 12 $38,155.83
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 12 $33,579.75
Railroad Retirement Board 12 $36,189.08
Departmental Offices 11 $38,239.91
Federal Emergency Management Agency 10 $47,016.30
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 10 $38,282.30
Drug Enforcement Administration 9 $38,090.89
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 9 $35,624.78
National Labor Relations Board 9 $40,765.11
National Institute of Standards and Technology 9 $38,172.44
Employment Standards Administration 8 $35,900.88
Agricultural Research Service 8 $26,882.50
Government Printing Office 8 $36,422.38
Food Safety and Inspection Service 7 $31,297.29
Office of Personnel Management 7 $36,403.43
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 6 $32,865.83
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 6 $42,857.33
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 6 $36,575.17
Indian Affairs 6 $30,369.83
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $29,449.83
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 6 $33,241.50
Department of Energy 6 $39,591.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 5 $37,496.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 4 $34,094.00
Environmental Protection Agency 4 $36,317.50
Federal Acquisition Service 4 $32,620.75
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 4 $37,984.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 4 $34,359.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $31,553.25
Federal Aviation Administration 3 $39,527.67
U.S. Mint 3 $36,979.33
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $33,500.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 3 $36,462.67
Geological Survey 3 $31,076.33
Federal Election Commission 3 $40,673.67
Offices of the Regional Administrators 2 $42,416.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $40,440.50
Office of the Executive Secretariat 2 $37,982.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $37,982.00
Agency for International Development 2 $34,060.50
Federal Highway Administration 2 $34,650.50
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 2 $45,435.00
2 $49,441.50
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $36,497.00
Federal Student Aid 2 $37,402.00
Farm Credit Administration 2 $45,734.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 2 $33,659.50
Employee Benefits Security Administration 1 $35,303.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $30,779.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 1 $35,303.00
Maritime Administration 1 $37,083.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $34,645.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $33,493.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $37,476.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $39,501.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $35,303.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $39,501.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $22,230.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $29,194.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 1 $34,398.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $38,488.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 1 $37,612.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $42,903.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $39,679.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 1 $29,030.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $30,378.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $29,947.00
U.S. Trustee Program 1 $29,904.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $42,186.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 1 $34,572.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $39,501.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $37,519.00
Patent and Trademark Office 1 $36,463.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $35,303.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $35,450.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $36,445.00

Mail and File Employee Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Mail and File Employee is $31,819.54.

Common Mail and File Employee Payscales

Payscale Number of Mail And File Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,996
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 71
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 19
ZS - Administrative Support 14
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 14
CG - Corporate Graded 14
PG - Printing Office Grades 8
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 3
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 2
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 1
CU - Credit Union Employees 1
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,543.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $59,316.00 / 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
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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