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Correspondence Clerk Salary Information

The salary statistics of correspondence clerks are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of correspondence clerks within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The correspondence clerks annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Correspondence Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,570
25th Percentile Wage
$29,670
50th Percentile Wage
$36,620
75th Percentile Wage
$45,550
90th Percentile Wage
$55,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for correspondence clerks. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) correspondence clerks is $55,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,570. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 125% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of correspondence clerks from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$36,620
0.68% 1.31%
2016
$36,370
2.89% -
2015
$35,320
-0.40% -
2014
$35,460
1.75% -
2013
$34,840
-3.73% -
2012
$36,140
- -

Table 2. Correspondence Clerk Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of correspondence clerks in 16 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for correspondence clerks occupations is the utilities sector with an annual salary $56,150. The lowest paying sector is the real estate and rental and leasing sector (annual salary $27,600).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$56,150
Manufacturing
$42,110
Wholesale Trade
$42,050
Federal, State, and Local Government
$38,920
Retail Trade
$38,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$38,360
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,770
Finance and Insurance
$37,340
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$36,120
Transportation and Warehousing
$36,070
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,330
Educational Services
$32,420
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$31,750
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$31,630
Information
$30,840
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$27,600

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Correspondence Clerks by States

From the above tables we note that not only correspondence clerks salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of correspondence clerks in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,540 to $47,400. The highest paying state for correspondence clerks is Kentucky with a median annual salary of $47,400. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,540. For more salary information of correspondence clerks profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Kentucky
$47,400
New Jersey
$44,810
Massachusetts
$44,630
New York
$43,260
Colorado
$42,060
Arizona
$41,450
Rhode Island
$40,630
California
$40,340
Connecticut
$40,270
Minnesota
$39,680
Oregon
$38,580
Wisconsin
$38,270
North Carolina
$38,230
Virginia
$37,990
Illinois
$36,910
Pennsylvania
$36,890
Maine
$36,360
Texas
$35,850
Louisiana
$35,700
Missouri
$35,580
Florida
$35,180
Utah
$35,110
Georgia
$35,040
Oklahoma
$34,810
Kansas
$34,750
Ohio
$34,690
Nevada
$33,950
Maryland
$33,490
Washington
$33,430
Mississippi
$32,370
Tennessee
$32,040
Arkansas
$31,790
South Carolina
$31,680
Michigan
$31,230
New Hampshire
$30,680
Delaware
$30,540
Iowa
$29,810
North Dakota
$29,180
South Dakota
$28,440
Montana
$26,200
Alabama
$25,300
Indiana
$24,770
Puerto Rico
$19,540



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