Mailroom Clerk Salary (United States)

Salaries for Mailroom Clerks in the United States sit in the ballpark of $12.15 per hour. Pay begins at $9.16 per hour on the low end and climbs to $15.93 near the top. With some bonuses approaching $1,454 and certain profit sharing proceeds close to $4,745, overall incomes in the Mailroom Clerks from $22,927 to $42,485 depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city. Some workers in this field—26 percent—are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by most and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Mailroom Clerk Salary (?
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$22,927 - $42,485
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MEDIAN: $29,514
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Mailroom Clerk Salary (?
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$9.16 - $15.93
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$22,927 - $42,485  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
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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$19,886 - $35,243  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.16 - $15.93  
   
Overtime
$11.83 - $24.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
   
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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$19,886 - $35,243  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 453
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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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For Mailroom Clerks, career progression typically leads to a rather large increase in compensation. Usually, an upper-level role like a Mailroom Supervisor will earn an extra $8,068 annually than those further down the career ladder. It is not uncommon for a Mailroom Clerk to continue on to become a Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service) or an Administrative Assistant.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mailroom Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Mailroom Clerks, experience is not a major factor in determining pay, and incremental pay growth is standard. Starting out, salaries fall in the $25K range but grow to $27K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $29K. As Mailroom Clerks approach two decades on the job, pay accelerates at a slower pace, and typical earnings come to $31K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 18 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10. A majority of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Philadelphia
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Chicago
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New York
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Houston
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National Average
$26,000
Atlanta
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Cincinnati
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With a pay rate for Mailroom Clerks that is 14 percent greater than the national average, Philadelphia offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Mailroom Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+8 percent) and New York (+6 percent). In Cincinnati, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Mailroom Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$26,000

Skills That Affect Mailroom Clerk Salaries

Customer Service
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Machine Operation
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Microsoft Outlook
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 101 votes.

Gender

Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 26%
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