Postmaster Salary

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 $30K to $86K per year, but median earnings come to around $67K per year. Women Postmasters who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Work is enjoyable for Postmasters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than two-fifths earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,817 - $86,904
(Median)
$42K
$67K
$87K
MEDIAN: $66,974
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$9.80 - $27.01
(Median)
$9
$15
$27
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$41,817 - $86,904  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,042  
Profit Sharing
$1,700  
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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$29,564 - $85,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $27.01  
   
Overtime
$0.14 - $64.11  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,042  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,700  
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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$29,564 - $85,581  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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.


Postmasters who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. 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 $57K. Postmasters claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $65K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $74K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Postmaster Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 39%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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