Mailroom Clerk Salary

Average Mailroom Clerks in the United States make around $12.61 per hour. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure and geographic location. Women Mailroom Clerks who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The majority of Mailroom Clerks claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$22,931 - $47,791
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$48K
MEDIAN: $31,624
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$10.10 - $16.46
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$0$47K
Salary $22,931 - $47,791
Bonus $193.92 - $2,576
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).
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$21,276 - $36,841
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 88
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $10.10 - $16.46
Overtime $5.86 - $29.36
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $193.92 - $2,576
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).
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$21,276 - $36,841
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 317

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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

  • 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


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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 often the next step for a Mailroom Clerk.

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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 Machine Operation, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Jobsite Delivery are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to 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: $27,254

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

For Mailroom Clerks, Chicago provides a pay rate that is 13 percent greater than the national average. Mailroom Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+10 percent), Baltimore (+9 percent), Atlanta (+5 percent), and Portland (+4 percent). Los Angeles is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Miami and St. Louis (11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Mailroom Clerk

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Mailroom Clerk Salaries

▲18%

▲12%

▲8%

National Average
$27,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Mailroom Clerk Salaries






Microsoft Office
▲1%

Microsoft Outlook
▼0%

National Average
$27,000

Data Entry
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 23%
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