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Post Office Clerk Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$58,449 (USD)

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Last updated: June 17, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Post Office Clerk is $58,449 a year and $28 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Post Office Clerk is between $42,693 and $71,592. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Post Office Clerk. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Assists with the operations of a post office by performing any combination of the following tasks.
  • Issues money orders.
  • Registers and insures mail and computes mailing costs of letters and parcels.
  • Sells postage stamps, postal cards, and stamped envelopes.
  • Places mail into pigeonholes of mail rack, or into bags, according to state, address, name of person, organization, or other scheme.
  • Examines mail for correct postage and cancels mail, using rubber stamp or canceling machine.
  • Weighs parcels and letters on scale and computes mailing cost based on weight and destination.
  • Records daily transactions.
  • Receives complaints concerning mail delivery, mail theft, and lost mail, completes and routes appropriate forms for investigation.
  • Answers questions pertaining to mail regulations or procedures.
  • Posts circulars on bulletin board for public information; distributes public announcements; and assists public in complying with other federal agency requirements, such as registration of aliens.
  • May drive motorcycle or light truck to deliver special delivery letters.
  • May be employed in remote retail store contracted by post office to provide postal services and be designated contract-post-office clerk.
Post Office Clerk Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Postal Service Clerks

Job family population: 82,890

Estimated population of Post Office Clerk jobs: 37,369

Rate of error: N/A

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Post Office Clerk Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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