Pay for Mailroom Clerks in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.37 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the company, followed by experience level and geography. Although nearly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. Men working as Mailroom Clerks who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. Work is enjoyable for Mailroom Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,179 - $46,667
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$47K
MEDIAN: $31,068
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$9.97 - $16.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$23,179 - $46,667  
   
Bonus
$102.13 - $2,936  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$20,937 - $36,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $16.17  
   
Overtime
$8.81 - $25.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$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).
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$20,937 - $36,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 348

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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 who move on to become Mailroom Supervisors may enjoy significant pay raises, as Mailroom Supervisors get paid an average of $35K per year. It is not uncommon for a Mailroom Clerk to continue on to become a Mail Clerk or an Administrative Assistant.

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Popular Skills for Mailroom Clerk


Mailroom Clerks report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Machine Operation, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Mailroom Clerk

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $25K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $29K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $30K in this role. As Mailroom Clerks reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $32K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,700

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

For those looking to make money, Mailroom Clerks in Chicago enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 13 percent above the national average. Mailroom Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+11 percent), Baltimore (+11 percent), Portland (+6 percent), and Atlanta (+4 percent). Los Angeles ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 10 percent below the national average. Workers in Miami and St. Louis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Mailroom Clerk

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Mailroom Clerk Salaries




National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Mailroom Clerk Salaries



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National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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