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Mailroom Clerk Salary

For Mailroom Clerks, hourly average wages total $12.15 per hour. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Mailroom Clerks who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 65 percent. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$21,758 - $42,623
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MEDIAN: $29,612
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$9.11 - $15.95
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$21,758 - $42,623  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,468  
Profit Sharing
$358.00 - $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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$19,784 - $35,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.11 - $15.95  
   
Overtime
$11.98 - $24.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,468  
   
Profit Sharing
$358.00 - $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).
)
$19,784 - $35,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 471
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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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Compensation usually increases greatly for Mailroom Clerks who advance to upper-end positions like Mailroom Supervisor. Mailroom Supervisors make $35K per year on average. A Mail Clerk or an Administrative Assistant is a typical transition from a Mailroom Clerk role.

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Popular Skills for Mailroom Clerk


Mailroom Clerks generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Customer Service, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Machine Operation. Competency in Microsoft Excel frequently indicates knowledge of Microsoft Word.

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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $25K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $27K. For Mailroom Clerks, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $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.

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Experience Affects Mailroom Clerk Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 8%


National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Mailroom Clerk Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Outlook
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$26,000

Machine Operation
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 24%