Note: An updated version of this article is available; see Locating the Salary of a Postal Service Employee
If you want to find out how much a particular Postal Service employee makes in a yearly salary, can that be done?
For most federal employees, you can quickly locate the information. FedSmith has updated the yearly salary figures for Postal Service employees to include the latest salary figures. Federal employee salaries are in a separate database but can be searched in the same way.
If you are a Postal Service employee, are you in the database? Here is how to find out.
Assume, for example, you want to find a Postal employee named “John Smith”. To locate this individual, first go to the listing of individual Postal employee salaries. Once you are there, select the year to search (the latest year is 2014).
Enter the person’s last name and first name: Smith, John and click on the “go” button. You can also select the number of people you can see on the page at one time (from 10 to 100 search results). In this instance, you will find there are 69 people in the database with this name (see the image below for an example of what this search looks like using the search form on FedsDataCenter.com).
You can then click on the “salary” column and you will see a list that shows those named “John Smith” starting with the lowest salary displayed first. Click on the salary column a second time, and you will see those named “John Smith” starting with the highest salary. For example, perhaps you are looking for a John Smith who is a Postmaster. Sorting the list with the highest salary being displayed first, you will see a “John Smith” who is a Postmaster in Missouri with a salary of $77,948.00. You can also display up to 100 names on a page. In this instance, displaying 100 names will show you all 69 people in the database with the name of “John Smith” starting with the person receiving the highest salary.
Searching by Location
You can also search by location. For example, if you want to find all federal employees in Jacksonville, just type that city name in the “location” field. You will see a number of different cities with the same name. Select the city in the state you are seeking. For example, you can select “FL – Jacksonville” to find a listing of all Postal Service employees in Jacksonville, FL listed in alphabetical order.
It is also possible to perform a search using multiple fields. For example, you can search a city and an occupation. Using the same example of Jacksonville, Florida, you can narrow your search by typing in the position of “MGR POST OFFC OPER” and then click on “go” to find the results.
Note that you will have to use the abbreviated titles used in the database. One way to do this is look at any list and see how the positions are listed to find the position you are seeking.