Postmaster Salary

With more than two-thirds of Postmasters in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $30K to $85K per year and averages out to $66K per year. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than two-fifths earn dental coverage. Most Postmasters report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,580 - $86,273
(Median)
$41K
$66K
$86K
MEDIAN: $66,485
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$10.33 - $26.74
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$10
$15
$27
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,580 - $86,273  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,615 - $85,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $26.74  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $64.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,615 - $85,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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Job Description for Postmaster

Postmasters oversee the operation of a post office. They are often the heads of individual branches, and will report to a regional manager of post office operations. At least a few years of prior experience may be required for this position; because it is a managerial position, supervisory experience may also be required.

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Postmaster Tasks

  • Hire, train, develop and evaluate employees and their performance.
  • Direct operations, management, and supportive services of one or a number of post offices.
  • Prepare and submit detailed and summary reports of post office activities to supervisors.
  • Organize and supervise activities related to the delivery and protection of public mail.
  • Educate the public of available services, postal laws and postal regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Postmaster

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $39K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $55K. Postmasters bring in $63K after working for 10 to 20 years. Postmasters with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $72K.

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Experience Affects Postmaster Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Entry-Level
up arrow 39%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 15%
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