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Postmaster Salary

Postmasters who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up a little under three-quarters of Postmasters. Pay fluctuates from $29K to $85K per year, but expected earnings average $66K per year. The majority of Postmasters claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while more than two-fifths get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly two-fifths. Women Postmasters who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$40,377 - $86,028
(Median)
$40K
$66K
$86K
MEDIAN: $65,968
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90%

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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
$40,377 - $86,028  
   
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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$29,376 - $85,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174
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 (?
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$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).
)
$29,376 - $85,384  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $39K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $53K. On average, Postmasters make $63K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $71K.

 
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Experience Affects Postmaster Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$63,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

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: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 15%
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