Postmaster Salary

With between two-thirds and three-fourths of Postmasters in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Postmasters is $67K annually and can range from $35K on the lower end to $89K per year near the higher end. Job satisfaction for Postmasters is high. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Postmasters making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Women make up a slight majority of Postmasters (50 percent) survey respondents. Nearly all enjoy medical while a little less than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly less than one-half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$45,684 - $88,394
$46K
$67K
$88K
MEDIAN: $67,348
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50%
90%

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$9.82 - $35.75
$9
$17
$36
MEDIAN: $16.87
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$45,684 - $88,394  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,182  
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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$35,000 - $88,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $35.75  
   
Overtime
$31.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,182  
   
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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$35,000 - $88,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Postmaster

Pay by Experience for a Postmaster has a positive trend. An entry-level Postmaster with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 40 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Postmaster with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Postmaster which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 74 salaries. A Postmaster with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 92 salaries.

Key Stats for Postmaster

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
44%
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Experience Affects Postmaster Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$66,000

Mid-Career
▼23%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 9%
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