Postmaster Salary

Postmasters in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent more than two-thirds of Postmasters. Salaries average out to around $66K annually and spread from $34K to $87K per year. Most Postmasters report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Postmasters who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and just under a half earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$46,162 - $87,520
$46K
$66K
$88K
MEDIAN: $66,380
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$9.93 - $28.75
$9
$16
$29
MEDIAN: $16.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$46,162 - $87,520  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,904  
Profit Sharing
$3,350  
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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$34,498 - $87,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 189
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.93 - $28.75  
   
Overtime
$31.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,904  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,350  
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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$34,498 - $87,293  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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

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. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $47K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $52K. Postmasters see a median salary of $65K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $74K on average.

Key Stats for Postmaster

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
45%
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Experience Affects Postmaster Salaries

Late-Career
▲15%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
▼20%

Entry-Level
▼26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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