$33,549
Avg. Salary
$12.87
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$712

Bonus

$1,474

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Mailroom Clerk is $12.87 per hour.

The average pay for a Mailroom Clerk is $33,549 per year.

10%
$10.17
10%
$12.87
50%
$17.16
90%
90%
MEDIAN $12.87
10%
$23k
10%
$34k
50%
$50k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $33,549
$23,244 - $49,862
$23K
$34K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,549
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90%

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$10.17 - $17.16
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MEDIAN: $12.87
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$0$49K
Salary $23,244 - $49,862
Bonus $101 - $2,923
Profit Sharing $1,474
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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$21,472 - $40,366
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 140
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $10.17 - $17.16
Hourly Tips $0.60
Overtime $11.50 - $28.11
Annual Data $0$40K
Bonus $101 - $2,923
Profit Sharing $1,474
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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$21,472 - $40,366
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 592

Job Description

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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Common Career Paths


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Mailroom Clerks might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Mailroom Supervisor, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $35K per year. It is not uncommon for a Mailroom Clerk to continue on to become a Mail Clerk or an Administrative Assistant.

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Popular Skills


Mailroom Clerks report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Machine Operation, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Jobsite Delivery are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Mailroom Clerk has a positive trend. An entry-level Mailroom Clerk with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 243 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mailroom Clerk with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 99 salaries. An experienced Mailroom Clerk which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 100 salaries. A Mailroom Clerk with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 40 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

11%

3%

-4%

National Average: $27,778

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

Chicago is home to an above-average pay rate for Mailroom Clerks, 13 percent higher than the national average. Mailroom Clerks will also find cushy salaries in New York (+10 percent), Baltimore (+8 percent), Atlanta (+5 percent), and Portland (+4 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Los Angeles, 12 percent below the national average. Employers in Miami and St. Louis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent lower and 10 percent lower, respectively).

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Mailroom Clerk?

Mailroom Clerk in Lancaster:
"Am I being paid fairly?"
Pros: The atmosphere in which I work is positive, clean environment .
Cons: Traffic

Mailroom Clerk in Kissimmee:
"Stressful and competitive."
Pros: Has a lot of entertainment and close to the theme parks
Cons: Traffic and large volume of visisters

Mailroom Clerk in Tustin:
"What to expect on the job."
Just be yourself and act like an adult.

Mailroom Clerk in Lewiston:
"Be Firm About What You Really Want From Your Position."
Be willing to move around often and multi-task. Adhere to a time schedule that works well for you.

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Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲16%

▲10%

▲6%

National Average
$28,000

▼9%

How Skills Affect Salaries





National Average
$28,000


Microsoft Office
▼1%

Microsoft Outlook
▼2%

Data Entry
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 24%