Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
25,160 0.0 % $29.09 $60,500 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.39 $24.36 $28.99 $35.34 $39.86
Annual Wage (2) $36,170 $50,660 $60,300 $73,510 $82,910


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 25,160 3.73 $29.09 $60,500

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 25,160 3.73 $29.09 $60,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 25,160 3.73 $29.09 $60,500


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)
Pennsylvania 1,580 0.29 1.46 $28.89 $60,090
New York 1,410 0.17 0.85 $30.42 $63,270
Texas 1,270 0.13 0.64 $29.90 $62,200
Illinois 1,120 0.20 1.03 $28.58 $59,450
California 950 0.07 0.34 $33.53 $69,750




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 670 0.98 4.94 $24.33 $50,600
Vermont 250 0.85 4.32 $26.87 $55,890
North Dakota 300 0.84 4.26 $22.01 $45,780
South Dakota 310 0.81 4.08 $24.61 $51,200
Montana 300 0.70 3.55 $24.04 $50,000




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 490 0.13 0.66 $35.32 $73,460
Florida 430 0.06 0.30 $35.25 $73,320
Rhode Island 50 0.11 0.58 $34.41 $71,580
Massachusetts 370 0.12 0.59 $34.12 $70,970
Delaware 50 0.12 0.62 $33.78 $70,270

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 310 0.28 1.44 $29.41 $61,180
St. Louis, MO-IL 190 0.15 0.75 $30.24 $62,910
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 190 0.10 0.52 $32.98 $68,600
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 170 0.05 0.24 $36.83 $76,610
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.03 0.17 $38.17 $79,390
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 150 0.13 0.64 $37.08 $77,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 130 0.06 0.29 $33.65 $69,990
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.14 0.70 $35.22 $73,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 120 0.06 0.28 $36.59 $76,110
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 0.65 $36.73 $76,410




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 50 0.92 4.64 $29.18 $60,690
Glens Falls, NY 40 0.76 3.83 $26.85 $55,840
Charleston, WV 110 0.76 3.83 $25.94 $53,960
Johnstown, PA 40 0.67 3.39 $27.49 $57,180
Terre Haute, IN 40 0.62 3.12 $24.49 $50,940
Wheeling, WV-OH 30 0.53 2.67 $28.36 $58,990
Utica-Rome, NY 60 0.48 2.44 $28.98 $60,280
Jefferson City, MO 30 0.48 2.40 $26.27 $54,650
Barnstable Town, MA 40 0.46 2.33 $33.28 $69,230
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 30 0.46 2.30 $26.56 $55,250




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 80 0.02 0.11 $42.91 $89,250
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.21 $40.62 $84,490
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 40 0.03 0.17 $39.24 $81,620
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 40 0.03 0.13 $38.58 $80,260
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.03 0.17 $38.17 $79,390
Greensboro-High Point, NC 30 0.10 0.48 $37.65 $78,300
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.04 0.18 $37.57 $78,140
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 50 0.07 0.33 $37.19 $77,360
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 150 0.13 0.64 $37.08 $77,130
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 40 0.05 0.23 $36.85 $76,660

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 410 1.08 5.45 $24.19 $50,310
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 270 2.13 10.76 $22.15 $46,080
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 250 1.04 5.23 $25.78 $53,630
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 220 1.93 9.77 $24.62 $51,210
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 220 1.18 5.96 $25.02 $52,040

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 60 2.46 12.45 $21.87 $45,500
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 2.38 12.03 $20.86 $43,390
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 2.26 11.41 $22.52 $46,830
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 270 2.13 10.76 $22.15 $46,080
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 140 2.05 10.37 $20.97 $43,610

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)
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.30 1.50 $33.30 $69,260
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 2.27 $32.13 $66,820
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.57 2.90 $31.84 $66,220
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 60 0.46 2.31 $31.45 $65,410
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.41 2.09 $31.27 $65,050


About May 2010 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011