Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
13,960 0.0 % $36.38 $75,660 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $30.20 $31.98 $35.98 $40.21 $44.39
Annual Wage (2) $62,810 $66,510 $74,840 $83,630 $92,340


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 (federal government) 13,960 2.18 $36.38 $75,660

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 (federal government) 13,960 2.18 $36.38 $75,660

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service (federal government) 13,960 2.18 $36.38 $75,660


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 840 0.09 0.93 $37.10 $77,170
Texas 810 0.07 0.70 $37.22 $77,420
California 800 0.05 0.49 $38.27 $79,600
Pennsylvania 790 0.14 1.40 $36.23 $75,370
Illinois 510 0.09 0.87 $36.35 $75,620




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)
Alaska 160 0.51 5.17 $23.70 $49,290
Vermont 120 0.39 4.02 $33.25 $69,160
Montana 180 0.39 3.97 $28.92 $60,150
Maine 200 0.33 3.32 $34.04 $70,800
Wyoming 80 0.31 3.20 $28.27 $58,810




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 360 0.04 0.43 $39.90 $82,990
Tennessee 260 0.09 0.92 $39.19 $81,510
Rhode Island 40 0.08 0.82 $39.04 $81,210
New Jersey 420 0.11 1.08 $38.84 $80,780
Mississippi 190 0.17 1.71 $38.53 $80,130



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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.04 0.44 $39.37 $81,880
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 160 0.12 1.22 $39.33 $81,810
Pittsburgh, PA 150 0.13 1.33 $37.16 $77,290
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 140 0.12 1.22 $38.53 $80,150
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 130 0.03 0.35 $39.13 $81,380
Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, PA Metropolitan Division 120 0.11 1.15 $36.44 $75,800
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 110 0.04 0.43 $39.09 $81,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 110 0.06 0.57 $37.05 $77,060
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 110 0.04 0.43 $37.67 $78,350
St. Louis, MO-IL 100 0.08 0.77 $37.81 $78,650


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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)
Barnstable Town, MA 50 0.47 4.75 $36.59 $76,110
Utica-Rome, NY 30 0.26 2.62 $36.49 $75,910
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 30 0.25 2.50 $37.65 $78,310
Worcester, MA-CT 60 0.20 2.07 $35.45 $73,740
Salisbury, MD-DE 30 0.20 2.07 $36.66 $76,240
Portland-South Portland, ME 40 0.18 1.80 $35.45 $73,740
Asheville, NC 30 0.17 1.71 $36.63 $76,190
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 30 0.16 1.63 $36.40 $75,710
Lancaster, PA 40 0.16 1.61 $36.03 $74,940
Syracuse, NY 40 0.15 1.49 $36.95 $76,860


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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)
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 40 0.02 0.21 $44.34 $92,220
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 40 0.03 0.33 $43.93 $91,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 90 0.02 0.21 $43.17 $89,790
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 40 0.03 0.29 $42.90 $89,220
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.35 $42.55 $88,510
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.29 $41.46 $86,230
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN 60 0.06 0.61 $41.21 $85,710
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 40 0.05 0.52 $40.96 $85,190
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 70 0.03 0.30 $40.86 $84,980
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 80 0.04 0.42 $40.79 $84,840

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 1.83 18.66 $21.89 $45,530
West Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 100 0.53 5.40 $32.62 $67,850
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 90 0.32 3.23 $36.65 $76,240
Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area 90 0.45 4.59 $34.12 $70,960
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.31 3.18 $37.05 $77,060

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)
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 130 1.83 18.66 $21.89 $45,530
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 1.39 14.16 $25.69 $53,430
East Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 1.22 12.44 $25.21 $52,430
Northeast Virginia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.85 8.67 $32.09 $66,760
Eastern and Southern Colorado nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 7.79 $29.20 $60,740

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 40 0.18 1.86 $40.18 $83,570
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 2.52 $38.57 $80,220
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 40 0.21 2.13 $38.45 $79,970
West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.29 2.96 $37.84 $78,700
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 40 0.49 4.95 $37.63 $78,260


About May 2017 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018