Mailroom Clerk Salary

Median pay for Mailroom Clerks in the United States is around $12.32 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.50 per hour and $16.10. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 61 percent of Mailroom Clerks are male. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$21,797 - $44,992
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$45K
MEDIAN: $30,618
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$9.50 - $16.10
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$9
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$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,797 - $44,992  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,040  
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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$20,230 - $36,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 139
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.50 - $16.10  
   
Overtime
$12.14 - $26.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,040  
   
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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$20,230 - $36,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 568
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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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While Mailroom Clerks do not often become Mailroom Supervisors, the job pays $35K per year on average. More often, however, Mailroom Clerks go on to become Mail Clerks or Administrative Assistants.

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Popular Skills for Mailroom Clerk


Survey results suggest that Mailroom Clerks use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Office, Customer Service, Microsoft Outlook, and Machine Operation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Jobsite Delivery. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Mailroom Clerk

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


For many Mailroom Clerks, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $25K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $27K. Mailroom Clerks claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $29K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $30K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,699

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that 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 Chicago (+10 percent), New York (+8 percent), Portland (+6 percent), and Atlanta (+5 percent). Cincinnati ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 11 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in St. Louis and Los Angeles (8 percent lower and 6 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 Office
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Microsoft Outlook
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Machine Operation
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Data Entry
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Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$27,000

Microsoft Excel
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Jobsite Delivery
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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