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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 $29K to $85K per year. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. Most enjoy medical while just over two-fifths get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly two in five. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Postmasters. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,942 - $86,180
(Median)
$40K
$66K
$86K
MEDIAN: $66,089
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90%

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$10.33 - $26.73
(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
$39,942 - $86,180  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,077  
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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$29,095 - $85,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 171
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$10.33 - $26.73  
   
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 - $5,077  
   
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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$29,095 - $85,408  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $36K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $50K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Postmasters make a median salary of $62K. Postmasters who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $71K on average.

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Experience Affects Postmaster Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$63,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 20%

Entry-Level
up arrow 42%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 15%