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Postmasters and Mail Superintendents Salary Information

The salary statistics of postmasters and mail superintendents are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of postmasters and mail superintendents within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The postmasters and mail superintendents annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Postmasters and Mail Superintendents Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$85,730
75th Percentile Wage
$77,630
50th Percentile Wage
$65,800
25th Percentile Wage
$57,370
10th Percentile Wage
$51,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for postmasters and mail superintendents. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) postmasters and mail superintendents is $85,730. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $51,510. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 66% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $65,800 1.00%
2013 $65,150 3.33%
2012 $63,050 0.21%
2011 $62,920 4.34%
2010 $60,300 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for postmasters and mail superintendents from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 9.12%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 3.33%. We also note that the average annual wage had a very small growth of 0.21% in 2012 and a relatively large growth of 4.34% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Postmasters and Mail Superintendents vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
$65,800
Property, Real Estate Managers
$54,270
Social and Community Service Managers
$62,740
Emergency Management Directors
$64,360
All Other Managers
$105,060
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$68,050
Construction Managers
$85,630

Table 4. Postmasters and Mail Superintendents Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of postmasters and mail superintendents in 1 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$65,800

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of Postmasters and Mail Superintendents by States

From the above tables we note that not only postmasters and mail superintendents salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of postmasters and mail superintendents in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $52,230 to $77,640. The highest paying state for postmasters and mail superintendents is Florida with a median annual salary of $77,640. The lowest paying state is Alaska with a median annual salary of $52,230. For more salary information of postmasters and mail superintendents profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Florida
$77,640
Delaware
$77,630
New Jersey
$76,610
Massachusetts
$76,240
California
$75,870
Puerto Rico
$75,470
Connecticut
$74,920
Hawaii
$74,700
Rhode Island
$72,870
Arizona
$72,670
Tennessee
$72,650
Georgia
$72,640
Michigan
$72,640
South Carolina
$71,000
Mississippi
$70,420
Alabama
$70,360
North Carolina
$70,210
New Hampshire
$69,690
Utah
$69,340
Ohio
$68,980
Louisiana
$68,860
Maryland
$68,440
New York
$67,960
Texas
$67,780
Wisconsin
$67,310
Washington
$65,450
Oregon
$65,070
Indiana
$64,960
Pennsylvania
$64,950
Virginia
$64,950
Nevada
$64,940
Colorado
$64,740
Minnesota
$63,800
Kentucky
$63,690
Oklahoma
$63,690
Illinois
$63,680
Maine
$62,120
Missouri
$61,500
Idaho
$60,770
Arkansas
$60,250
New Mexico
$58,520
Vermont
$58,520
Kansas
$58,510
Iowa
$57,390
Nebraska
$57,380
Montana
$57,370
South Dakota
$57,370
West Virginia
$57,370
Wyoming
$57,110
North Dakota
$57,100
Alaska
$52,230


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