Postmasters who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up between two-thirds and three-fourths of Postmasters. Pay fluctuates from $33K to $86K per year, but expected earnings average $66K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Postmasters. Almost all enjoy medical while roughly one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than half. Women make up a slight majority of Postmasters (53 percent) survey respondents. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$43,767 - $86,269
(Median)
$44K
$66K
$86K
MEDIAN: $66,482
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$9.87 - $35.48
(Median)
$9
$17
$35
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$43,767 - $86,269  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
Profit Sharing
$3,700  
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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$33,163 - $86,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $35.48  
   
Overtime
$27.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,700  
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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$33,163 - $86,159  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $47K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $51K. On average, Postmasters make $65K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $73K.

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Experience Affects Postmaster Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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