Postmaster Salary

More than two-thirds of Postmasters in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $30K to $85K per year, and the average comes out to $66K per year. Work is enjoyable for Postmasters, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and slightly less than one-half collect dental insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 57 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,546 - $85,845

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$10.33 - $26.74

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,546 - $85,845  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,074  
Total Pay (?
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$29,570 - $85,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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 - $5,074  
   
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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$29,570 - $85,029  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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.


Postmasters generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $39K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $55K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Postmasters see a median salary of $63K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Postmasters who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $72K.

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Experience Affects Postmaster Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 38%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 15%
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