Mailroom Clerk Salary (United States)

Pay for Mailroom Clerks in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $12.15 per hour. Pay generally spreads from $9.16 per hour to $15.93. Career duration and geography each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all—about a quarter lack any form of coverage—but most have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. Work is enjoyable for Mailroom Clerks, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Mailroom Clerk Salary (?
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$22,927 - $42,485
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $29,514
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Mailroom Clerk Salary (?
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$9.16 - $15.93
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$22,927 - $42,485  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
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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$19,886 - $35,243  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.16 - $15.93  
   
Overtime
$11.83 - $24.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
   
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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$19,886 - $35,243  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 453
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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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Mailroom Clerks usually experience a big boost in pay as they move up the career ladder. An upper-level role like Mailroom Supervisor may bring in a lot more money—an additional $8,068 annually. It is not uncommon for a Mailroom Clerk to continue on to become a Mail Clerk or Mail Machine Operator (but not Postal Service) or an Administrative Assistant.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mailroom Clerk

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
In most cases, Mailroom Clerks can expect only incremental pay growth as they advance in their careers. Starting out, salaries are typically $25K, which grows to $27K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $29K. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Mailroom Clerks tend to earn $31K at this point in time. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. A majority of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.

Pay Difference By Location

Philadelphia
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Chicago
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New York
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National Average
$26,000
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Surpassing the national average by 14 percent, Mailroom Clerks in Philadelphia receive some of the highest pay in the country. Mailroom Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+8 percent) and New York (+6 percent). In Cincinnati, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Mailroom Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$26,000

Skills That Affect Mailroom Clerk Salaries

Customer Service
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Machine Operation
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Microsoft Outlook
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
35%
female alumni
 
Male
65%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 26%
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