Postmasters and Mail Superintendents Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for postmasters and mail superintendents in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of postmasters and mail superintendents among Iowa 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$62,950
25th Percentile Wage
$64,670
50th Percentile Wage
$67,740
75th Percentile Wage
$79,000
90th Percentile Wage
$84,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postmasters and mail superintendents in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $84,880. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $67,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,950.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of postmasters and mail superintendents from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$67,740
5.36% 16.33%
2016
$64,110
2.14% -
2015
$62,740
8.53% -
2014
$57,390
0.99% -
2013
$56,820
0.25% -
2012
$56,680
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of postmasters and mail superintendents in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of postmasters and mail superintendents in state of Iowa ranges from $56,380 to $75,830. The highest paying area for postmasters and mail superintendents in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $75,830. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $67,740). The lowest paying area is Cedar Rapids with a median annual salary of $56,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$75,830
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$67,740
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$67,060
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$66,740
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$65,470
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$62,180
Cedar Rapids
$56,380




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