Mailroom Clerk Salary

Median pay for Mailroom Clerks in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.26 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Mailroom Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — roughly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. The majority of Mailroom Clerks (60 percent) who took the survey are men. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,955 - $45,565
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$22K
$30K
$46K
MEDIAN: $30,486
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$9.24 - $16.08
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,955 - $45,565  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,041  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $1,526  
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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$19,962 - $36,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.24 - $16.08  
   
Overtime
$12.66 - $25.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,041  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $1,526  
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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$19,962 - $36,175  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 512
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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. Becoming a Mail Clerk or an Administrative Assistant is a common transition from a Mailroom Clerk role.

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Popular Skills for Mailroom Clerk


Mailroom Clerks generally report applying a varied skill set 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 are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Jobsite Delivery. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Mailroom Clerk

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


Mailroom Clerks do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $25K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $27K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Mailroom Clerks make a median salary of $29K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $30K.

Pay Difference by Location


Mailroom Clerks will find that Philadelphia offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 13 percent. Mailroom Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dallas (+6 percent), Chicago (+5 percent), New York (+4 percent), and Atlanta (+3 percent). Mailroom Clerks in St. Louis make 21 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Employers in Cincinnati and Los Angeles also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively).

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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 Word
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Microsoft Outlook
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$27,000

Microsoft Excel
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Machine Operation
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Jobsite Delivery
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 109 votes.

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 24%
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