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 and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and close to one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the larger part. Male Mailroom Clerks who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (61 percent) are men. 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
(Median)
$9
$12
$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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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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Mailroom Clerks do not often transition into Mailroom Supervisor roles. The role averages $35K per year. More commonly, Mailroom Clerks 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. 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The average beginner in this position makes around $25K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $27K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $29K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $30K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,699

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

Surpassing the national average by 13 percent, Mailroom Clerks in Philadelphia receive some of the highest pay in the country. Mailroom Clerks will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+10 percent), New York (+8 percent), Portland (+6 percent), and Atlanta (+5 percent). The lowest-paying market is Cincinnati, which sits 11 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers 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
up arrow 3%

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
up arrow 2%

Jobsite Delivery
up arrow 8%

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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