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Postmaster Salary

Postmasters in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — between two-thirds and three-fourths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $27K to $85K per year, median earnings come to $66K per year. Women make up a slight majority of Postmasters (54 percent) survey respondents. 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 more than a third. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$39,167 - $86,015
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$39K
$66K
$86K
MEDIAN: $65,862
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$10.27 - $24.33
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$14
$24
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,167 - $86,015  
   
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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$26,817 - $84,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 150
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.27 - $24.33  
   
Overtime
$16.89 - $39.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
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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$26,817 - $84,876  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average inexperienced worker earns $33K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $46K. For Postmasters, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $63K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $70K.

Experience Affects Postmaster Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$62,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 26%

Entry-Level
up arrow 47%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 15%