How Much Do Correspondence Clerks Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Correspondence Clerks

Correspondence Clerks compose letters or electronic correspondence in reply to requests for merchandise, damage claims, credit and other information, delinquent accounts, incorrect billings, or unsatisfactory services. Duties may include gathering data to formulate reply and preparing correspondence.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$40070 per year
Hourly wage
$19 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$28,010 to $33,350 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$13 to $16 per hour

Entry-level Correspondence Clerks with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $28,010 to $33,350 per year or $13 to $16 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Correspondence Clerks to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $26 $54,570
Senior (Top 25%) $22 $45,930
Middle (Mid 50%) $18 $38,400
Junior (Bottom 25%) $16 $33,350
No experience (Bottom 10%) $13 $28,010

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $29 $59,340
CO $23 $46,890
NJ $22 $45,670
MA $21 $43,890
AZ $21 $43,330
CA $20 $42,470
GA $20 $42,400
VA $20 $42,340
PA $20 $42,320
OR $20 $42,280

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Correspondence Clerk is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Correspondence Clerks are in the states of DC, CO, NJ, MA and AZ.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities $51350 $24.69
Insurance Carriers $45080 $21.67
State Government $44480 $21.39
Truck Transportation $44430 $21.36
Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods $43870 $21.09
Local Government $43230 $20.79
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services $42120 $20.25
Management of Companies and Enterprises $41850 $20.12
Machinery Manufacturing $41840 $20.11
Outpatient Care Centers $41520 $19.96
Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities $40900 $19.66
Computer Systems Design and Related Services $39900 $19.18
Office Administrative Services $39820 $19.14
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $39610 $19.04
Food and Beverage Stores $38730 $18.62
Electronic Shopping and Mail-Order Houses $38090 $18.31
Nondepository Credit Intermediation $38070 $18.30
Warehousing and Storage $37980 $18.26
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $37720 $18.13
Freight Transportation Arrangement $37620 $18.09
Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services $37510 $18.03
Offices of Physicians $36970 $17.77
Individual and Family Services $36790 $17.69
Automobile Dealers $36740 $17.66
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services $36540 $17.57
Business Support Services $36100 $17.35
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities $35840 $17.23

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