Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
24,410 0.0 % $29.85 $62,080 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.81 $24.91 $30.25 $36.90 $40.81
Annual Wage (2) $34,960 $51,810 $62,920 $76,750 $84,890


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 24,410 3.77 $29.85 $62,080

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 24,410 3.77 $29.85 $62,080

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 24,410 3.77 $29.85 $62,080


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 1,500 0.27 1.42 $29.73 $61,840
New York 1,360 0.16 0.85 $31.35 $65,210
Texas 1,230 0.12 0.63 $30.72 $63,900
Illinois 1,090 0.20 1.03 $29.17 $60,680
California 920 0.07 0.35 $34.36 $71,470




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 650 0.93 4.86 $25.29 $52,610
Vermont 230 0.79 4.14 $27.85 $57,930
North Dakota 290 0.78 4.11 $22.37 $46,530
South Dakota 300 0.77 4.07 $24.85 $51,690
Montana 290 0.67 3.52 $24.36 $50,670




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 400 0.06 0.29 $36.58 $76,080
New Jersey 470 0.13 0.66 $36.13 $75,160
Rhode Island 50 0.12 0.61 $35.85 $74,570
Massachusetts 350 0.11 0.58 $35.37 $73,560
Connecticut 210 0.13 0.67 $35.02 $72,830





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 290 0.26 1.37 $30.77 $63,990
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 170 0.10 0.50 $34.38 $71,510
St. Louis, MO-IL 170 0.14 0.71 $30.43 $63,290
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.23 $37.66 $78,330
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.03 0.16 $38.94 $81,000
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 140 0.12 0.63 $38.43 $79,930
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 130 0.13 0.70 $36.28 $75,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 120 0.05 0.28 $34.60 $71,960
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 120 0.05 0.28 $37.80 $78,610
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 120 0.12 0.63 $37.36 $77,700




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 0.88 4.61 $29.65 $61,680
Glens Falls, NY 40 0.71 3.73 $27.41 $57,020
Charleston, WV 100 0.71 3.74 $27.25 $56,680
Johnstown, PA 40 0.63 3.32 $28.23 $58,710
Terre Haute, IN 40 0.58 3.07 $25.73 $53,510
Wheeling, WV-OH 30 0.50 2.62 $29.15 $60,640
Barnstable Town, MA 50 0.48 2.52 $35.21 $73,240
Bangor, ME 30 0.48 2.54 $28.25 $58,760
Utica-Rome, NY 60 0.47 2.47 $30.87 $64,200
Jefferson City, MO 30 0.46 2.43 $25.95 $53,980




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 $43.82 $91,150
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.21 $42.25 $87,880
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 40 0.03 0.17 $40.60 $84,450
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 40 0.03 0.14 $39.88 $82,950
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.03 0.16 $38.94 $81,000
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 40 0.04 0.21 $38.79 $80,690
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 50 0.03 0.17 $38.78 $80,660
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 140 0.12 0.63 $38.43 $79,930
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 80 0.04 0.20 $38.02 $79,080
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 80 0.05 0.25 $37.94 $78,910

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 400 1.05 5.52 $24.84 $51,670
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 260 1.99 10.44 $23.00 $47,840
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 240 0.96 5.03 $26.13 $54,340
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 220 1.88 9.89 $25.30 $52,620
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 220 1.21 6.33 $25.57 $53,190

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 2.38 12.50 $21.96 $45,680
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 80 2.33 12.27 $23.50 $48,880
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area 70 2.20 11.54 $21.36 $44,430
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 2.09 10.98 $21.05 $43,780
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 260 1.99 10.44 $23.00 $47,840

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 0.28 1.47 $34.97 $72,740
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.41 2.15 $33.34 $69,350
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.39 2.06 $33.14 $68,930
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 30 0.58 3.03 $32.72 $68,060
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 80 0.38 1.97 $32.64 $67,900


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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