Also known as Delivery Supervisor, Distribution Operation Supervisor (SDO), Distribution Operations Manager, Distribution Operations Supervisor, Mail Delivery Supervisor, Postal Supervisor, Postmaster, Postmaster Relief (PMR), Remote Encoding Center Manager, Remote Encoding Operations Supervisor
Also known as Delivery Supervisor, Distribution Operation Supervisor (SDO), Distribution Operations Manager
Postmasters plan, direct, or coordinate operational, administrative, management, and support services of a U.
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Postmasters are often responsible for overseeing or executing some or all of the following tasks:
The above responsibilities are specific to Postmasters. More generally, Postmasters are involved in several broader types of activities:
The median salary for a Postmaster is $78,060, and the average salary is $79,660. Both the median and average roughly describe the middle of the Postmaster salary range, but the average is more easily affected by extremely high or low salaries.
Many Postmasters earn significantly more or less than the average, due to several factors. About 10% of Postmasters earn less than $66,360 per year, 25% earn less than $71,690, 75% earn less than $88,040, and 90% earn less than $96,350.
Between the years of 2020 and 2030, the number of Postmasters is expected to change by -7.6%, and there should be roughly 800 open positions for Postmasters every year.
Career interests describe a person's preferences for different types of working environments and activities. When a person's interest match the demands of an occupation, people are usually more engaged and satisfied in that role.
Compared to most occupations, those who work as a Postmaster are usually higher in their Enterprising, Conventional, and Social interests.
Postmasters typically have very strong Enterprising interests. Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Also, Postmasters typically have strong Conventional interests. Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Lastly, Postmasters typically have moderate Social interests. Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
People differ in their values, or what is most important to them for building job satisfaction and fulfillment.
Compared to most people, those working as a Postmaster tend to value Independence, Support, and Working Conditions.
Most importantly, Postmasters strongly value Independence. Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.
Second, Postmasters strongly value Support. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Lastly, Postmasters strongly value Working Conditions. Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.
Each occupation brings its own set of psychological demands, which describe the characteristics necessary to perform the job well.
In order to perform their job successfully, people who work as Postmasters must consistently demonstrate qualities such as dependability, adaptability/flexibility, and leadership.
Below, you'll find a list of qualities typically required of Postmasters, ranked by importance:
Working as a Postmaster usually requires a high school diploma.
Postmasters need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with this occupation.
Postmasters may benefit from understanding of specialized subject areas, such as administration and management, public safety and security, or production and processing knowledge.
The list below shows several areas in which most Postmasters might want to build proficiency, ranked by importance.
Postmasters must develop a particular set of abilities to perform their job well. Abilities are individual capacities that influence a person's information processing, sensory perception, motor coordination, and physical strength or endurance. Individuals may naturally have certain abilities without explicit training, but most abilities can be sharpened somewhat through practice.
For example, Postmasters need abilities such as oral comprehension, written comprehension, and oral expression in order to perform their job at a high level. The list below shows several important abilities for Postmasters, ranked by their relative importance.
Skills are developed capacities that enable people to function effectively in real-world settings. Unlike abilities, skills are typically easier to build through practice and experience. Skills influence effectiveness in areas such as learning, working with others, design, troubleshooting, and more.
Postmasters frequently use skills like reading comprehension, active listening, and speaking to perform their job effectively. The list below shows several critical skills for Postmasters, ranked by their relative importance.
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