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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

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)
13,880 0.3 % $ 38.30 $ 79,660 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 31.90 $ 34.46 $ 37.53 $ 42.33 $ 46.32
Annual Wage (2) $ 66,360 $ 71,690 $ 78,060 $ 88,040 $ 96,350


Industry profile for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents: Top

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) 13,840 2.19 $ 38.31 $ 79,690

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) 13,840 2.19 $ 38.31 $ 79,690

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) 13,840 2.19 $ 38.31 $ 79,690


Geographic profile for Postmasters and Mail Superintendents: Top

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.





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 830 0.10 0.96 $ 38.85 $ 80,800
Texas 810 0.07 0.67 $ 39.21 $ 81,570
Pennsylvania 790 0.14 1.44 $ 38.49 $ 80,070
California 790 0.05 0.48 $ 40.06 $ 83,320
Illinois 560 0.10 0.99 $ 37.41 $ 77,810




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 160 0.54 5.44 $ 25.97 $ 54,020
Vermont 120 0.42 4.21 $ 35.21 $ 73,240
Montana 180 0.39 3.87 $ 32.07 $ 66,710
Maine 190 0.33 3.27 $ 36.08 $ 75,050
Wyoming 80 0.32 3.18 $ 30.76 $ 63,970




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 360 0.04 0.42 $ 42.49 $ 88,390
Tennessee 260 0.09 0.89 $ 41.25 $ 85,800
Delaware 40 0.10 0.96 $ 40.96 $ 85,200
Rhode Island 40 0.08 0.84 $ 40.47 $ 84,190
New Jersey 440 0.12 1.15 $ 40.41 $ 84,050





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 620 0.07 0.70 $ 40.52 $ 84,280
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 250 0.09 0.93 $ 39.76 $ 82,690
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 250 0.06 0.57 $ 38.66 $ 80,410
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 170 0.07 0.66 $ 41.25 $ 85,800
Pittsburgh, PA 140 0.13 1.33 $ 40.33 $ 83,890
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 140 0.05 0.46 $ 39.00 $ 81,120
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 120 0.03 0.33 $ 42.43 $ 88,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 120 0.02 0.20 $ 43.73 $ 90,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 110 0.04 0.42 $ 39.61 $ 82,390
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 110 0.06 0.60 $ 38.48 $ 80,040




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 0.52 5.20 $ 36.71 $ 76,350
Salisbury, MD-DE 30 0.22 2.17 $ 39.75 $ 82,670
Worcester, MA-CT 60 0.21 2.07 $ 37.07 $ 77,100
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 40 0.18 1.81 $ 38.15 $ 79,350
Lancaster, PA 40 0.17 1.68 $ 37.67 $ 78,350
Asheville, NC 30 0.16 1.63 $ 38.48 $ 80,040
Portland-South Portland, ME 30 0.16 1.57 $ 37.05 $ 77,070
Syracuse, NY 40 0.16 1.57 $ 37.60 $ 78,210
Springfield, MA-CT 40 0.14 1.41 $ 37.83 $ 78,690
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 50 0.14 1.40 $ 37.88 $ 78,780




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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 40 0.02 0.19 $ 46.22 $ 96,130
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 40 0.03 0.31 $ 46.11 $ 95,920
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 40 0.03 0.27 $ 44.53 $ 92,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 120 0.02 0.20 $ 43.73 $ 90,950
Oklahoma City, OK 40 0.06 0.62 $ 43.10 $ 89,650
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 50 0.04 0.38 $ 42.61 $ 88,620
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 40 0.05 0.54 $ 42.52 $ 88,440
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 120 0.03 0.33 $ 42.43 $ 88,250
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 50 0.06 0.56 $ 42.21 $ 87,810
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 80 0.03 0.33 $ 42.06 $ 87,480

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 150 1.50 15.02 $ 24.90 $ 51,790
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.34 3.39 $ 37.13 $ 77,230
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.52 5.26 $ 34.52 $ 71,790
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.37 3.71 $ 37.65 $ 78,300
Central East New York nonmetropolitan area 90 0.60 5.98 $ 35.46 $ 73,750

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 150 1.50 15.02 $ 24.90 $ 51,790
East-Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 90 1.35 13.50 $ 28.75 $ 59,800
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.82 8.20 $ 33.12 $ 68,880
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.78 7.77 $ 31.51 $ 65,550
Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area 50 0.71 7.10 $ 34.67 $ 72,120

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 0.18 1.83 $ 42.06 $ 87,480
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 2.99 $ 40.34 $ 83,900
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.23 2.27 $ 40.23 $ 83,680
Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.28 2.77 $ 39.61 $ 82,380
North Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.35 3.53 $ 39.56 $ 82,280


About May 2020 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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021