Mailroom Clerk Salary

Mailroom Clerks in the United States take home an average $12.41 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the company, followed by experience level and geographic location. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and the greater part claim dental coverage as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 51 percent. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Read More
$23,099 - $48,117
$23K
$32K
$48K
MEDIAN: $31,511
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$10.01 - $16.17
$10
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.41
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,099 - $48,117  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $2,936  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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).
)
$21,041 - $36,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.01 - $16.17  
   
Overtime
$5.82 - $25.25  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$102.13 - $2,936  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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).
)
$21,041 - $36,829  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 321

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

Mailroom Clerk Tasks

  • Prepare incoming and outgoing mail for distribution.
  • Weighs packages or letters, computes charges using weight scale and rate chart.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Mailroom Clerk


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


Mailroom Clerks might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Mailroom Supervisor, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $35K per year. It is not uncommon for a Mailroom Clerk to continue on to become a Mail Clerk or an Administrative Assistant.

Mailroom Clerk Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Mailroom Clerk


Popular Skills for Mailroom Clerk


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Machine Operation, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Jobsite Delivery are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Mailroom Clerk

Pay by Experience for a Mailroom Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Mailroom Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 243 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mailroom Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 99 salaries. An experienced Mailroom Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 100 salaries. A Mailroom Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 40 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,871

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 15 percent, Mailroom Clerks in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Mailroom Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+11 percent), Baltimore (+10 percent), Atlanta (+6 percent), and Portland (+6 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Los Angeles is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami and St. Louis (9 percent lower).

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Mailroom Clerk

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Mailroom Clerk Salaries

▲20%

▲13%

▲9%

National Average
$27,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Mailroom Clerk Salaries






Microsoft Office
▲2%

Microsoft Outlook
▲1%

Data Entry
▼0%

National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
no benefits
None: 30%