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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Correspondence Clerk Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,340
25th Percentile Wage
$29,230
50th Percentile Wage
$36,370
75th Percentile Wage
$45,140
90th Percentile Wage
$53,630

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 $53,630. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $36,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,340. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 120% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of correspondence clerks from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201636,3702.89%0.63%
201535,320-0.40%-
201435,4601.75%-
201334,840-3.73%-
201236,140--

Table 2. Correspondence Clerk Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of correspondence clerks in 15 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 information sector (annual salary $29,720).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Utilities
$56,150
Wholesale Trade
$39,380
Federal, State, and Local Government
$39,170
Manufacturing
$39,020
Finance and Insurance
$37,460
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$37,020
Health Care and Social Assistance
$36,620
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$36,560
Transportation and Warehousing
$36,120
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$36,040
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$34,430
Retail Trade
$32,750
Educational Services
$31,740
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$31,330
Information
$29,720

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 $45,220. The highest paying state for correspondence clerks is Arizona with a median annual salary of $45,220. 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
Arizona
$45,220
Massachusetts
$45,190
New York
$45,160
New Jersey
$43,520
Kentucky
$43,380
Colorado
$41,060
Illinois
$40,690
Rhode Island
$40,630
Georgia
$39,990
Minnesota
$39,680
Connecticut
$39,550
California
$38,680
Virginia
$36,710
Oregon
$36,510
Pennsylvania
$35,930
Utah
$35,800
Ohio
$35,630
Washington
$35,580
Maine
$35,270
North Carolina
$35,230
Kansas
$34,800
Wisconsin
$34,420
Oklahoma
$34,250
Florida
$33,990
Nevada
$33,950
Missouri
$33,130
Texas
$33,090
Michigan
$33,060
Mississippi
$32,370
Tennessee
$32,040
Indiana
$31,820
Maryland
$31,030
Delaware
$30,540
Louisiana
$29,330
Iowa
$29,260
North Dakota
$29,180
South Dakota
$28,390
Montana
$26,200
Alabama
$25,960
Puerto Rico
$19,540



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