These Are The 10 States With The Highest Mail Clerk Salaries For 2017

We used the most recent data to determine the states that pay mail clerks the best.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings, Salaries - 3 months ago




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Without fail, in surveys across basically every demographic, the number one most important aspect of a job for most people is the salary — how much do mail clerks get paid where I live?

And while there are many things to go into how much you, specifically, can expect to make, there’s really good data for average salaries for mail clerks by state across America broken down by seniority level. So while your city may be slightly different than the state average, these averages give you a rough sense of what to expect for your salary.

To better understand how salaries change across America, we decided to take a look the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on average pay for mail clerks by state.

Additionally, we wanted to adjust the salary based on the cost of living in a state — because your salary goes further in North Carolina than it does in California.

The state with the best salary for mail clerks after this adjustment? That would be Postal Service Mail Carriers.

Here’s a quick snapshot of the top ten states for salaries:

  1. Mississippi
  2. Arkansas
  3. Tennessee
  4. Michigan
  5. Indiana
  6. Oklahoma
  7. Texas
  8. Georgia
  9. Kentucky
  10. Alabama

Let’s take a look at how we got here and a full ranking of all the states.

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How we determined pay by state

As we mentioned earlier, we took the average annual salary data for mail clerks from the 2016 Bureau of Labor Statistics — specifically their ‘Occupational Employment Statistics.’

To make the comparison of salaries apples to apples across states, we also took into account the cost of living in each state.

We then created an index by dividing the average wage for a state by the cost of living relative to average. As an example, the cost of living index in California is 135.9 and the average pay is $52240, so our index value would be:

$52,240 * (100 / 135.9) = $38,440

We then ranked every state on this criteria with the state with the highest salary index ranking as highest average salary for mail clerks.

Here’s a look at the full ranking for all states.

Detailed List Of Mail Clerk Salaries By State

Rank State Adjusted Salary Average Wage Cost Of Living
1 Mississippi $58,346 $50,120 85.9
2 Arkansas $57,451 $50,040 87.1
3 Tennessee $56,968 $50,930 89.4
4 Michigan $56,786 $50,540 89.0
5 Indiana $55,955 $50,080 89.5
6 Oklahoma $55,594 $49,590 89.2
7 Texas $55,545 $50,380 90.7
8 Georgia $55,415 $50,650 91.4
9 Kentucky $55,303 $50,050 90.5
10 Alabama $55,197 $50,340 91.2
11 Kansas $55,016 $49,460 89.9
12 Iowa $54,868 $49,930 91.0
13 Missouri $54,800 $49,540 90.4
14 Utah $54,731 $50,900 93.0
15 Idaho $54,353 $50,060 92.1
16 Nebraska $53,962 $49,430 91.6
17 North Carolina $53,706 $50,430 93.9
18 Illinois $53,498 $50,610 94.6
19 Ohio $53,326 $50,020 93.8
20 Wyoming $52,821 $48,490 91.8
21 Louisiana $52,700 $49,960 94.8
22 West Virginia $52,655 $49,180 93.4
23 Arizona $52,285 $51,240 98.0
24 New Mexico $51,854 $50,040 96.5
25 Florida $51,841 $50,960 98.3
26 Wisconsin $51,756 $50,100 96.8
27 South Carolina $50,554 $50,150 99.2
28 Delaware $50,512 $51,220 101.4
29 Pennsylvania $49,556 $50,250 101.4
30 Nevada $49,390 $51,020 103.3
31 Virginia $49,335 $49,730 100.8
32 Minnesota $49,236 $49,630 100.8
33 Washington $48,488 $51,010 105.2
34 Montana $48,482 $48,870 100.8
35 Colorado $48,448 $50,290 103.8
36 North Dakota $48,068 $47,780 99.4
37 South Dakota $46,702 $48,430 103.7
38 Maine $44,241 $49,020 110.8
39 New Hampshire $43,034 $50,350 117.0
40 Oregon $42,794 $49,470 115.6
41 New Jersey $42,354 $51,630 121.9
42 Rhode Island $41,855 $50,520 120.7
43 Vermont $40,627 $49,200 121.1
44 Maryland $40,278 $50,550 125.5
45 Connecticut $40,148 $51,270 127.7
46 Massachusetts $39,017 $52,050 133.4
47 New York $38,534 $50,480 131.0
48 California $38,440 $52,240 135.9
49 Alaska $38,100 $49,950 131.1
50 Hawaii $31,506 $52,900 167.9

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