Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents

Plan, direct, or coordinate operational, administrative, management, and supportive services of a U.S. post office; or coordinate activities of workers engaged in postal and related work in assigned post office.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
17,930 0.0 % $32.21 $67,000 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.76 $27.58 $31.64 $37.32 $41.22
Annual Wage (2) $51,510 $57,370 $65,800 $77,630 $85,730


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 17,930 2.92 $32.21 $67,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 17,930 2.92 $32.21 $67,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 17,930 2.92 $32.21 $67,000


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,100 0.12 0.94 $33.14 $68,930
Pennsylvania 1,080 0.19 1.44 $31.80 $66,150
Texas 960 0.09 0.65 $32.71 $68,030
California 790 0.05 0.39 $35.60 $74,050
Illinois 760 0.13 0.99 $31.54 $65,590



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 420 0.59 4.46 $27.63 $57,460
Vermont 170 0.56 4.21 $29.25 $60,840
South Dakota 210 0.50 3.78 $27.32 $56,820
Maine 280 0.47 3.54 $30.76 $63,980
Montana 200 0.45 3.42 $26.95 $56,060



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 370 0.05 0.36 $37.56 $78,130
New Jersey 390 0.10 0.76 $36.54 $76,010
Delaware 40 0.09 0.69 $36.06 $75,010
Rhode Island 50 0.10 0.73 $35.95 $74,770
Massachusetts 350 0.10 0.79 $35.90 $74,670




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.16 1.22 $33.28 $69,220
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.09 0.66 $35.43 $73,700
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.32 $36.96 $76,870
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.03 0.22 $38.53 $80,140
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 150 0.12 0.91 $37.91 $78,850
St. Louis, MO-IL 130 0.10 0.74 $33.04 $68,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 120 0.05 0.37 $36.86 $76,670
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.10 0.79 $36.75 $76,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.04 0.33 $35.65 $74,140
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.11 0.79 $36.56 $76,040



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kingston, NY 40 0.71 5.38 $30.78 $64,010
Barnstable Town, MA 50 0.49 3.73 $35.32 $73,470
Charleston, WV 60 0.43 3.28 $29.96 $62,320
Utica-Rome, NY 40 0.33 2.50 $32.11 $66,790
Fort Smith, AR-OK 40 0.31 2.33 $31.68 $65,900
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 70 0.28 2.08 $34.79 $72,360
Duluth, MN-WI 30 0.26 1.93 $30.60 $63,650
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 40 0.21 1.55 $36.28 $75,470
Sioux Falls, SD 30 0.21 1.55 $32.91 $68,460
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 40 0.19 1.46 $30.62 $63,690



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 70 0.02 0.14 $42.49 $88,370
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 40 0.03 0.26 $42.10 $87,570
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 40 0.02 0.17 $41.48 $86,270
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.29 $41.44 $86,190
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 40 0.03 0.21 $41.24 $85,770
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 50 0.06 0.43 $38.79 $80,690
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.30 $38.55 $80,180
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.03 0.22 $38.53 $80,140
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 30 0.08 0.59 $38.32 $79,710
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 30 0.03 0.26 $38.24 $79,530

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 240 0.61 4.60 $28.23 $58,710
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.38 10.36 $25.14 $52,290
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.65 4.91 $28.72 $59,730
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 130 0.73 5.49 $28.45 $59,170
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 130 0.67 5.04 $30.11 $62,630

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.40 10.57 $25.41 $52,840
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.38 10.36 $25.14 $52,290
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 1.37 10.31 $27.39 $56,970
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 1.30 9.79 $24.69 $51,350
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 1.29 9.75 $23.23 $48,310

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.24 1.82 $35.54 $73,930
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.85 $35.37 $73,570
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 2.53 $34.51 $71,770
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 2.66 $34.21 $71,160
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.21 1.62 $33.95 $70,620


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015