Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
17,930 0.0 % $31.89 $66,340 0.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $24.51 $27.31 $31.32 $36.95 $40.82
Annual Wage (2) $50,990 $56,810 $65,150 $76,860 $84,900


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 17,930 2.92 $31.89 $66,340

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 17,930 2.92 $31.89 $66,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Postal Service 17,930 2.92 $31.89 $66,340


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 1,100 0.13 0.94 $32.81 $68,250
Pennsylvania 1,080 0.19 1.42 $31.49 $65,490
Texas 960 0.09 0.65 $32.38 $67,350
California 790 0.05 0.39 $35.25 $73,320
Illinois 760 0.13 0.98 $31.22 $64,940




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 420 0.59 4.37 $27.36 $56,900
Vermont 170 0.56 4.17 $28.96 $60,240
South Dakota 210 0.51 3.76 $27.05 $56,260
Maine 280 0.47 3.49 $30.45 $63,340
Montana 200 0.46 3.39 $26.69 $55,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 370 0.05 0.36 $37.19 $77,360
New Jersey 390 0.10 0.76 $36.18 $75,250
Delaware 40 0.09 0.70 $35.71 $74,270
Rhode Island 50 0.10 0.73 $35.59 $74,030
Massachusetts 350 0.11 0.79 $35.54 $73,930





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 180 0.16 1.20 $32.95 $68,530
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 160 0.09 0.66 $35.08 $72,970
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 160 0.04 0.31 $36.59 $76,110
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.03 0.22 $38.15 $79,350
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 150 0.12 0.92 $37.53 $78,070
St. Louis, MO-IL 130 0.10 0.73 $32.71 $68,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 120 0.05 0.37 $36.50 $75,910
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 110 0.11 0.79 $36.39 $75,690
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 100 0.04 0.32 $35.29 $73,410
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 100 0.11 0.78 $36.20 $75,290




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 40 0.73 5.37 $30.47 $63,380
Barnstable Town, MA 50 0.50 3.73 $34.97 $72,740
Charleston, WV 60 0.43 3.18 $29.67 $61,710
Utica-Rome, NY 40 0.33 2.43 $31.79 $66,130
Fort Smith, AR-OK 40 0.31 2.31 $31.37 $65,250
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 70 0.28 2.06 $34.44 $71,640
Duluth, MN-WI 30 0.26 1.92 $30.30 $63,020
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 40 0.21 1.53 $35.92 $74,720
Sioux Falls, SD 30 0.21 1.57 $32.59 $67,780
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 40 0.19 1.44 $30.32 $63,060




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 70 0.02 0.14 $42.07 $87,500
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 40 0.03 0.26 $41.69 $86,700
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 40 0.02 0.17 $41.07 $85,420
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.29 $41.03 $85,340
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 40 0.03 0.21 $40.83 $84,920
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 50 0.06 0.43 $38.41 $79,890
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.30 $38.17 $79,390
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 160 0.03 0.22 $38.15 $79,350
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 30 0.08 0.60 $37.94 $78,920
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 30 0.04 0.26 $37.86 $78,740

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 240 0.61 4.53 $27.95 $58,130
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.33 9.86 $24.89 $51,770
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 0.66 4.88 $28.43 $59,140
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area 130 0.73 5.37 $28.17 $58,580
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 130 0.67 4.96 $29.81 $62,010

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 40 1.38 10.18 $25.16 $52,320
Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area 60 1.36 10.05 $27.12 $56,410
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 180 1.33 9.86 $24.89 $51,770
Eastern Montana nonmetropolitan area 50 1.31 9.66 $23.00 $47,830
Central South Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 1.29 9.54 $26.76 $55,660

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 50 0.24 1.80 $35.19 $73,200
Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.85 $35.02 $72,850
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.34 2.53 $34.17 $71,060
Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 2.64 $33.87 $70,450
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 60 0.22 1.60 $33.62 $69,920


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014

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