Postmaster Salary

Postmasters in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent a little under three-quarters of Postmasters. Salaries average out to around $66K annually and spread from $30K to $85K per year. Women make up a slight majority of Postmasters (56 percent) survey respondents. Work is enjoyable for Postmasters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while just over two-fifths get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly two-fifths. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$40,512 - $86,369
(Median)
$41K
$66K
$86K
MEDIAN: $66,485
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$10.33 - $26.74
(Median)
$10
$15
$27
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,512 - $86,369  
   
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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$29,523 - $85,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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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$29,523 - $85,483  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Postmasters. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $39K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $55K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $63K in this role. Postmasters who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $73K.

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Experience Affects Postmaster Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$64,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

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
12%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 15%
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