Postmaster Salary

Postmasters in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with somewhere between two-thirds and three-fourths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $67K per year on average but can range from $35K to $88K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than two-fifths earn dental coverage. Most Postmasters like their work and job satisfaction is high. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Postmasters making up 51 percent of survey respondents. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$45,304 - $89,105
$45K
$66K
$89K
MEDIAN: $66,410
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50%
90%

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$11.61 - $39.14
$12
$17
$39
MEDIAN: $17.31
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$0$89K
Salary $45,304 - $89,105
Bonus $0.00 - $6,787
Profit Sharing $1,700
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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$35,549 - $89,206
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 181
Hourly Data $0$39
Hourly Rate $11.61 - $39.14
Overtime $33.43
Annual Data $0$89K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,787
Profit Sharing $1,700
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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$35,549 - $89,206
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 24

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

Pay by Experience for a Postmaster has a positive trend. An entry-level Postmaster with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 40 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Postmaster with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 36 salaries. An experienced Postmaster which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 74 salaries. A Postmaster with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 92 salaries.

Key Stats for Postmaster

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
47%

Experience Affects Postmaster Salaries

Late-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
▼22%

Entry-Level
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
47%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 10%