Mail Clerk

Stamp, date, and sort large volumes of incoming mail and packages.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $40,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Mail Clerks do?

Some companies generate a lot of mail. They send out flyers, catalogs, response cards, grades, or invoices. These companies also usually receive a lot of mail. As a Mail Clerk, you’re responsible for sending mail out, and distributing mail that comes in.

When the mail comes in, as the Mail Clerk, you stamp each piece so the company has a record of when it arrived. Then you sort the mail for delivery. Once they’re sorted, as the Mail Clerk, you place the mail in a cart and deliver them by hand.

This may take up much of your time. You will become incredibly good at remembering names and visualizing where each person sits in the office, which will keep you from wandering the halls, looking for employees you don’t know.

When you return to the mailroom, you handle outgoing deliveries. You prepare labels for large mailings, and attach them to envelopes using a machine. You also run batches of mail through a postage meter, and make sure to keep the meter supplied with funds so you can stay operational. Additionally, you may be required to pick up heavy sacks of mail and take those to the post office.

On top of all this, you prepare packages for shipment, and determine the most cost-effective way to send those packages to their destination. You’ll become adept at using a large number of shipping companies, both public and private, and you’ll boast about how much money you save the company with your knowledge.

Should I be a Mail Clerk?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • Also known as: Dead Mail Checker, Mail Clerk, Bills, Mailing Clerk, Mail List Librarian, Mail List Processor, Registered Mail Clerk See More

    How to become a Mail Clerk

    Most Mail Clerks have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9faaaa&chl=no+college+%2892%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,92,92
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