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Postmaster Salary

Somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths of Postmasters in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $29K to $86K per year, but median earnings come to around $66K annually. Women make up a slight majority of Postmasters (56 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and just over two-fifths earn dental coverage. Most Postmasters like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,411 - $86,448
(Median)
$40K
$66K
$86K
MEDIAN: $66,088
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$10.36 - $26.65
(Median)
$10
$15
$27
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,411 - $86,448  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,082  
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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$29,427 - $85,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$10.36 - $26.65  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $64.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,082  
   
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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$29,427 - $85,747  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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Job Description for Postmaster

  • 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.


Postmasters with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $39K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $53K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $63K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $71K.

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Experience Affects Postmaster Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Entry-Level
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 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
23%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 15%
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