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Postal Clerk Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$67,259 (USD)

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Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Postal Clerk is $67,259 a year and $32 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Postal Clerk is between $48,512 and $82,793. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Postal 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

  • Inspects, wraps, weighs, and affixes postage to parcel post packages, and records Collect on Delivery (COD) and insurance information.
  • Wraps packages or inspects wrapping for conformance to company standards and postal regulations.
  • Weighs packages and determines postage, using scale and parcel post zone book, and affixes postage stamps to packages.
  • Records information, such as value, charges, and destination of insured and COD packages.
  • Copies and attaches COD card to packages to indicate amount to be collected.
  • Addresses packages or compares addresses with records to verify accuracy.
  • May compute cost of merchandise, shipping fees, and other charges, and bill customer.
  • May sort parcels for shipment, according to destination or other classification, and place parcels in mail bags or bins.
  • May process incoming and outgoing mail.
  • May fill orders from stock.
Postal Clerk Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Postal Service Clerks

Job family population: 82,890

Estimated population of Postal Clerk jobs: 4,763

Rate of error: N/A

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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About Chicago, Illinois

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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...

Postal Clerk Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Jun 5
Lake Forest, IL, USA
Compass Group
We have openings for CLERK, MAILROOM positions. * Location : Lake Forest, IL 60045 Note: online ... Postal Services (USPS) mail. * Tracks courier and accountable items (FedEx, UPS, Certified Mail ...
May 24
Deerfield, IL, USA
Compass Group
We have an opening for a full-time MAILROOM CLERK position. * Location : Chicago, IL 60015. Note ... Postal Services (USPS) mail. * Tracks courier and accountable items (FedEx, UPS, Certified Mail ...
Mail Clerk
May 13
Romeoville, IL, USA
Magid Glove & Safety
Job Description The Mail Clerk role will assist and manage logistics specifically for the Marketing department and the various trade shows and customer events throughout the year. Main duties include ...
Data Entry Clerk
Jun 12
Chicago, IL, USA
We are seeking to add a Data Entry Clerk to our team! You will be responsible for accurate data entry, file maintenance, and record keeping. Responsibilities: * Enter variety of data using current ...
Data Entry Clerk
Jun 18
Schaumburg, IL, USA
Snelling Staffing, L.L.C.
This Data Entry Clerk should be a dependable quick learner with a positive, can-do attitude and a commitment to excellence and high professional standards. Schedule of Data Entry Clerk : Between the ...
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