How Much Do Postmasters Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Postmasters and Mail Superintendents

Postmasters and Mail Superintendents plan, direct, or coordinate operational, administrative, management, and support services of a U.S. post office; or coordinate activities of workers engaged in postal and related work in assigned post office.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$79660 per year
Hourly wage
$38 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$66,360 to $71,690 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$32 to $34 per hour

Entry-level Postmasters and Mail Superintendents with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $66,360 to $71,690 per year or $32 to $34 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Postmasters and Mail Superintendents to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $46 $96,350
Senior (Top 25%) $42 $88,040
Middle (Mid 50%) $38 $78,060
Junior (Bottom 25%) $34 $71,690
No experience (Bottom 10%) $32 $66,360

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
FL $42 $88,390
PR $41 $85,940
TN $41 $85,800
DE $41 $85,200
RI $40 $84,190
NJ $40 $84,050
CA $40 $83,320
AZ $40 $83,110
SC $40 $82,850
HI $40 $82,840

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Postmaster and Mail Superintendent is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like FL doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at FL might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Postmasters are in the states of FL, PR, TN, DE and RI.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Postal Service (Federal Government) $79690 $38.31

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