Mailroom Clerk Salary

Mailroom Clerks in the United States pull down an average of $12.26 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. 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 strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Mailroom Clerks who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 61 percent. Most Mailroom Clerks report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$21,942 - $45,629
(Median)
$22K
$31K
$46K
MEDIAN: $30,534
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$9.22 - $16.08
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$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,942 - $45,629  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,041  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $1,526  
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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$19,986 - $36,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.22 - $16.08  
   
Overtime
$12.47 - $25.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,041  
   
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $1,526  
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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$19,986 - $36,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 512
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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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Many Mailroom Clerks move into a Mailroom Supervisor role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $35K per year. A Mailroom Clerk often moves on to become a Mail Clerk or an Administrative Assistant.

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Popular Skills for Mailroom Clerk


Mailroom Clerks report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Jobsite Delivery. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Mailroom Clerk

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


Mailroom Clerks with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $25K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $27K. Mailroom Clerks with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $29K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $30K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Mailroom Clerks, busy Philadelphia offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 13 percent above the national average. Mailroom Clerks can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+7 percent), Dallas (+6 percent), Chicago (+5 percent), and Atlanta (+3 percent). Mailroom Clerks in St. Louis earn salaries far below the national average by 21 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Cincinnati and Los Angeles earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 1 percent less, 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 Word
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Microsoft Outlook
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$27,000

Microsoft Excel
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Machine Operation
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Jobsite Delivery
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 110 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 24%
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