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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

11-9131 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.


National estimates for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
Industry profile for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
Geographic profile for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents

National estimates for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
12,750 0.0 % $ 39.34 $ 81,820 0.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 33.16 $ 35.59 $ 38.58 $ 43.08 $ 47.41
Annual Wage (2) $ 68,970 $ 74,030 $ 80,250 $ 89,610 $ 98,610


Industry profile for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Postmasters and Mail Superintendents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 12,750 2.02 $ 39.34 $ 81,820

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Postmasters and Mail Superintendents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 12,750 2.02 $ 39.34 $ 81,820

Top paying industries for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 12,750 2.02 $ 39.34 $ 81,820


Geographic profile for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents:

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



Map of employment of postmasters and mail superintendents by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Postmasters and Mail Superintendents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 770 0.09 0.99 $ 40.23 $ 83,680
Texas 760 0.06 0.69 $ 40.16 $ 83,530
Pennsylvania 720 0.13 1.43 $ 39.53 $ 82,220
California 710 0.04 0.48 $ 41.06 $ 85,410
Illinois 480 0.08 0.93 $ 38.86 $ 80,830


Map of location quotient of postmasters and mail superintendents by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Postmasters and Mail Superintendents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 140 0.48 5.27 $ 27.16 $ 56,500
Vermont 110 0.38 4.24 $ 36.46 $ 75,830
Montana 160 0.34 3.78 $ 33.31 $ 69,290
Maine 170 0.29 3.23 $ 37.07 $ 77,100
Wyoming 80 0.29 3.22 $ 30.76 $ 63,990


Map of annual mean wages of postmasters and mail superintendents by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 330 0.04 0.43 $ 43.31 $ 90,070
Tennessee 230 0.08 0.86 $ 41.90 $ 87,140
Rhode Island 40 0.08 0.89 $ 41.86 $ 87,060
Delaware 40 0.08 0.89 $ 41.66 $ 86,640
New Jersey 410 0.11 1.18 $ 41.34 $ 85,990



Map of employment of postmasters and mail superintendents by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Postmasters and Mail Superintendents:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 580 0.07 0.74 $ 41.66 $ 86,650
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 240 0.09 0.98 $ 40.58 $ 84,400
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 200 0.05 0.52 $ 40.38 $ 84,000
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 170 0.06 0.71 $ 42.36 $ 88,110
Pittsburgh, PA 130 0.13 1.41 $ 41.59 $ 86,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 130 0.05 0.50 $ 40.11 $ 83,420
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 110 0.03 0.34 $ 43.70 $ 90,900
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 110 0.02 0.21 $ 44.91 $ 93,400
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.06 0.62 $ 39.61 $ 82,380
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 100 0.04 0.41 $ 40.85 $ 84,970


Map of location quotient of postmasters and mail superintendents by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Postmasters and Mail Superintendents:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Barnstable Town, MA 50 0.47 5.25 $ 37.20 $ 77,380
Worcester, MA-CT 50 0.19 2.10 $ 38.14 $ 79,320
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 30 0.18 1.94 $ 39.34 $ 81,830
Asheville, NC 30 0.17 1.83 $ 39.91 $ 83,010
Portland-South Portland, ME 30 0.16 1.73 $ 38.00 $ 79,030
Syracuse, NY 40 0.15 1.70 $ 39.00 $ 81,120
Lancaster, PA 30 0.14 1.60 $ 38.33 $ 79,730
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.13 1.46 $ 38.82 $ 80,740
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.13 1.44 $ 39.16 $ 81,460
Pittsburgh, PA 130 0.13 1.41 $ 41.59 $ 86,500


Map of annual mean wages of postmasters and mail superintendents by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 40 0.03 0.33 $ 47.08 $ 97,930
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 40 0.02 0.20 $ 46.37 $ 96,450
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 40 0.03 0.29 $ 45.41 $ 94,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 110 0.02 0.21 $ 44.91 $ 93,400
Oklahoma City, OK 40 0.06 0.66 $ 44.22 $ 91,990
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 40 0.04 0.42 $ 43.93 $ 91,370
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 110 0.03 0.34 $ 43.70 $ 90,900
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 40 0.05 0.55 $ 43.30 $ 90,070
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 40 0.07 0.76 $ 43.20 $ 89,860
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 40 0.04 0.41 $ 43.18 $ 89,820

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Postmasters and Mail Superintendents:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 1.29 14.31 $ 26.13 $ 54,340
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.30 3.35 $ 38.23 $ 79,510
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.53 5.88 $ 35.32 $ 73,460
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.34 3.72 $ 39.01 $ 81,140
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.31 3.41 $ 39.88 $ 82,950

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Postmasters and Mail Superintendents:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 1.29 14.31 $ 26.13 $ 54,340
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 1.28 14.16 $ 29.59 $ 61,540
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.73 8.02 $ 33.86 $ 70,430
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.70 7.76 $ 36.09 $ 75,060
West South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.67 7.38 $ 35.99 $ 74,860

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.16 1.74 $ 43.34 $ 90,140
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 2.10 $ 41.11 $ 85,500
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.51 5.62 $ 41.04 $ 85,370
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 2.17 $ 40.95 $ 85,180
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 3.81 $ 40.73 $ 84,710


About May 2021 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022