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Mailroom Clerk Salary (United States)

Pay for Mailroom Clerks in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.15 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Mailroom Clerks stretch from $20K on the lower end to $35K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $1K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although roughly a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, most do enjoy medical insurance, and a majority get dental coverage, too. The majority of Mailroom Clerks (65 percent) are male. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mailroom Clerks. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Mailroom Clerk Salary (?
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$22,927 - $42,485
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Mailroom Clerk Salary (?
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$9.16 - $15.93
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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  
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  
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 might see a strong upturn in salary transition into upper-level roles like Mailroom Supervisor. It is not uncommon for a Mailroom Supervisor to earn $35K per year. It is not unusual for a Mailroom Clerk to become a Mail Clerk or an Administrative Assistant.

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Survey results show that Mailroom Clerks use a fair number of skills. Fortunate workers who know Customer Service can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $25K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $27K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Mailroom Clerks make a median salary of $29K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Mailroom Clerks with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median of $31K. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up a little less than a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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$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). Cincinnati ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 6 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Mailroom Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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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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National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 101 votes.

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%