Postmasters and Mail Superintendents Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for postmasters and mail superintendents in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postmasters and mail superintendents amongst California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Postmasters and Mail Superintendents in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$58,500
25th Percentile Wage
$66,080
50th Percentile Wage
$76,700
75th Percentile Wage
$86,860
90th Percentile Wage
$95,050

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postmasters and mail superintendents in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $95,050. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $76,700. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $58,500.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28.12
25th Percentile Wage
$31.77
50th Percentile Wage
$36.88
75th Percentile Wage
$41.76
90th Percentile Wage
$45.70

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for postmasters and mail superintendents in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $45.70. The median hourly salary is $36.88. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28.12.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of postmasters and mail superintendents from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201676,7001.24%2.45%
201575,750-0.16%-
201475,8700.99%-
201375,1200.40%-
201274,820--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Postmasters and Mail Superintendents in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postmasters and mail superintendents in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postmasters and mail superintendents in state of California ranges from $62,700 to $89,400. The highest paying area for postmasters and mail superintendents in California is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $89,400. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana (mean annual salary $89,220). The lowest paying area is Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $62,700.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$89,400
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$89,220
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$85,730
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$85,060
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$84,080
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$81,260
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$79,790
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$73,980
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$72,640
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$65,030
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$62,720
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$62,700


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