WHAT DO MAILROOM CLERKS DO?
Special delivery! It's a new career! Mailroom clerks work in companies to distribute mail that comes in and out. They may sort mail by hand, or use a variety of mail sorting machines, depending on the volume and type of mail they have to deal with. Mail clerks also have to keep records on the mail that comes in and out and make sure the mail is delivered to the right place.
HOW MUCH DO MAILROOM CLERKS MAKE?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mail clerks make a median hourly wage of $12.93, or $26,900 annually.
WHAT ARE THE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS?
Mailroom clerks can get started with a high school diploma or GED. Most of the training will be done on the job.
JOB SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
- Communication: Mailroom clerks need to speak with people in order to make sure mail and packages go where they are supposed to. Listening, talking and understanding is very important to the job.
- Dexterity: Mailroom clerks need to work fast to sort volumes of mail, and being good with your hands and having good hand/eye coordination is important.
- Stamina: Mailroom clerks spend much of their day on their feet, and may need strength to deliver large boxes of mail or heavy packages.
- Organizational Skills: Mailroom clerks need to sort the mail in a way so that delivery is easy and fast. Having good organizational skills will help.