Mailroom Clerk Salary
|Salary||$23,099 - $48,117|
|Bonus||$102.13 - $2,936|
|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|
|Hourly Rate||$10.01 - $16.17|
|Overtime||$5.82 - $25.25|
|Bonus||$102.13 - $2,936|
|Total Pay (||$21,041 - $36,829|
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 clerks also help to process outgoing mail, which includes sorting, counting, and weighing. Companies with a high volume of outgoing mail usually pay to have their own postal meter and scale, and the mailroom clerk uses the meter to weigh packages and print postage. The clerk likely also needs to make frequent trips to a centralized postal facility for pickups and deliveries that fall outside the regular mail service. For this reason, a clerk generally needs a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Trips to the post office may also involve picking up new supplies for the mailroom as become necessary.
A mailroom clerk is an entry-level position that requires individuals to be on their feet for most of the work day. The mailroom itself is usually an office environment, and clerks typically work during regular business hours. A clerk must be organized and make sure all incoming correspondence is properly sorted according to the organization's systems and regulations, and then delivered and distributed in a timely manner.
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
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.
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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
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).
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