Postmasters and Mail Superintendents

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
51%
risk level
POLLING
79%
Based on 20 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
-4.8 %
by year 2032
WAGES
$88,670
or $42.63 per hour
Volume
13,810
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.2/10

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Automation risk

51% (Moderate Risk)

Moderate Risk (41-60%): Occupations with a moderate risk of automation usually involve routine tasks but still require some human judgment and interaction.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

  • Originality

User poll

79% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 51% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Postmasters and Mail Superintendents will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Postmasters and Mail Superintendents' job openings is expected to decline 4.8% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

High paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Postmasters and Mail Superintendents' was $88,670, or $42 per hour

'Postmasters and Mail Superintendents' were paid 84.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 13,810 people employed as 'Postmasters and Mail Superintendents' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 10 thousand people are employed as 'Postmasters and Mail Superintendents'.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 11-9131.00

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