Mail and File Employee - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Mail and File Employee"

How much does a Mail and File Employee in the federal government get paid? $33,407.49* *Based on the 2010 average.

Mail and File Employee was the 48th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 6,181 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Internal Revenue Service hired the most employees titled Mail And File, with an average salary of $29,989.

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 3,152 $29,988.83
Veterans Health Administration 1,265 $35,608.30
Veterans Benefits Administration 562 $32,269.96
Social Security Administration 313 $38,642.91
Federal Bureau of Investigation 88 $53,866.51
Bureau of Reclamation 57 $37,097.81
Forest Service 54 $34,768.35
Bureau of the Public Debt 48 $33,897.02
Program Support Center 36 $41,432.78
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 26 $40,442.73
Department of State 25 $48,129.58
National Institutes of Health 25 $45,512.40
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 24 $42,429.88
Bureau of the Census 23 $36,417.04
Bureau of Land Management 21 $32,088.95
Departmental Administration 21 $40,997.71
Natural Resources Conservation Service 21 $36,980.19
Office of Administration 19 $52,553.79
Indian Health Service 19 $29,753.79
Financial Management Service 16 $43,439.50
National Park Service 16 $37,985.25
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 15 $48,323.73
U.S. Coast Guard 15 $39,099.60
Railroad Retirement Board 14 $39,988.71
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 14 $41,630.36
National Archives and Records Administration 13 $32,402.69
Offices, Boards and Divisions 13 $42,924.92
Securities and Exchange Commission 12 $56,753.25
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 12 $39,580.17
Departmental Offices 12 $40,055.92
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 11 $37,779.82
Rural Housing Service 11 $36,412.82
Food and Drug Administration 10 $42,936.20
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 9 $40,110.00
Government Printing Office 8 $42,396.13
Indian Affairs 8 $33,932.25
Drug Enforcement Administration 8 $44,305.38
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 7 $48,529.43
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 7 $35,297.57
Mine Safety and Health Administration 7 $36,342.14
National Labor Relations Board 6 $47,265.33
Office of Personnel Management 6 $41,266.33
Employment Standards Administration 6 $41,507.83
Federal Emergency Management Agency 6 $51,722.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 6 $33,274.50
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 6 $36,596.67
National Institute of Standards and Technology 5 $47,510.60
Department of Energy 5 $44,191.60
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $41,583.60
Agricultural Research Service 5 $31,535.80
Environmental Protection Agency 4 $38,449.50
Federal Acquisition Service 4 $37,015.75
Federal Election Commission 4 $43,626.75
Small Business Administration 4 $44,210.75
Food Safety and Inspection Service 4 $38,684.00
Geological Survey 3 $36,532.33
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 3 $37,573.67
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 3 $37,918.00
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 3 $37,101.33
U.S. Mint 3 $44,439.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 3 $43,353.00
Food and Nutrition Service 3 $34,414.33
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $35,517.33
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 2 $45,047.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 2 $41,454.50
Broadcasting Board of Governors 2 $50,657.00
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $46,553.50
Agency for International Development 2 $39,213.50
Farm Credit Administration 2 $50,711.50
Office of the Executive Secretariat 2 $43,725.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 2 $36,335.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $38,040.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $40,887.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $26,229.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $43,158.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1 $37,560.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $44,213.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $48,190.00
Federal Highway Administration 1 $43,213.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 1 $32,611.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 1 $40,890.00
U.S. Trustee Program 1 $33,692.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $39,590.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $44,293.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $33,146.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $44,293.00
Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $42,535.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $39,590.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 1 $32,811.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $50,890.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 1 $39,590.00
1 $61,952.00
Maritime Administration 1 $42,368.00
Federal Student Aid 1 $39,590.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 1 $33,190.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $38,575.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $26,279.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $40,706.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $35,210.00

Mail and File Employee Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Mail and File Employee is $33,407.49. The highest paid Mail and File Employee made $92,861 in 2010.

Common Mail and File Employee Payscales

Payscale Number of Mail And File Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,001
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 105
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 21
CG - Corporate Graded 15
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 12
ZS - Administrative Support 9
PG - Printing Office Grades 8
AO - Management Support Career Path 4
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 1
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 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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