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Mailroom Clerk Salary

The average Mailroom Clerk in the United States earns approximately $12.26 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $1K and $5K, respectively — total cash payment to Mailroom Clerks can bottom out near $20K or peak near $36K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although just over a fifth lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Most Mailroom Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 62 percent of Mailroom Clerks are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$21,890 - $45,897
(Median)
$22K
$30K
$46K
MEDIAN: $30,175
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$9.14 - $16.14
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,890 - $45,897  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,174  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $4,745  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$19,847 - $36,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.14 - $16.14  
   
Overtime
$11.20 - $25.32  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,174  
   
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $4,745  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$19,847 - $36,131  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 499

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Job Description for Mailroom Clerk

Large companies that have a centralized headquarters or corporate hub typically hire a mailroom clerk or clerks to oversee the flow of bills, payments, and other mail. Mail clerks are charged with receiving, sorting, and sometimes opening the incoming mail deliveries. They are also usually responsible for distributing the mail to the proper recipients within the company. A mailroom clerk typically sorts incoming mail by department or receiving individual. In many companies, the clerk also opens and sorts mail such as invoices for accounts payable departments.

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Mailroom Clerk Tasks

  • Duties include time stamping, opening, reading, sorting, and routing incoming mail; sealing, stamping, and affixing postage to outgoing mail or packages; and keeping necessary records.
  • Weighs packages or letters, computes charges using weight scale and rate chart.
  • Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution.

Common Career Paths for Mailroom Clerk


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Mailroom Clerks often transition into Mailroom Supervisor positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Mailroom Supervisors earn $35K per year. A Mail Clerk or an Administrative Assistant is a typical transition from a Mailroom Clerk role.

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Popular Skills for Mailroom Clerk


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Jobsite Delivery and Machine Operation. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Mailroom Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $25K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $27K. For Mailroom Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $29K. Mailroom Clerks with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $30K.

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Experience Affects Mailroom Clerk Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Mailroom Clerk Salaries

Customer Service
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Microsoft Outlook
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Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
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National Average
$27,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Machine Operation
up arrow 3%

Jobsite Delivery
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 23%