How Much Does a Postal Inspector Make?

Updated August 29, 2022

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Average Base Pay
Low $67,277
Average $76,486
High $88,600
The average salary for Postal Inspector is $76,486 per year in the United States.

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What Does a Postal Inspector Do?

Postal Inspectors and Postal Police Officers work diligently to investigate and prevent instances of violence against our employees.
Updated December 15, 2021
’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); while on domestic mail, postal inspectors work closely with state and local law enforcement agencies.
Updated December 11, 2021
As fact-finding and investigative agents, postal inspectors are sworn federal law enforcement officers who carry firearms, make arrests and serve federal search warrants and subpoenas.
Updated December 07, 2021
Postal Inspectors investigate these crimes and arrest thousands of mail and package thieves each year.
Updated December 03, 2021
Mail by distributing counterfeit, illegal, and improper items remains a priority to Postal Inspectors,” said Inspector in Charge Daniel A.
Updated November 15, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions About a Postal Inspector Salaries

What is the average of a Postal Inspector in the United States?

The Postal Inspector salary range is from $67,277 to $88,600, and the average Postal Inspector salary is $76,486/year in the United States. The Postal Inspector's salary will change in different locations.

Which location pays the highest Postal Inspector salary in the United States?

The Postal Inspector salary in San Jose, CA is $95,991 which is the highest in the US.

What kinds of reasons will influence the Postal Inspector's salary?

Besides the location, employees' education degree, related skills, and work experience also will influence the salary. Try to improve your skills and experience to get a higher salary for the position of Postal Inspector.

What is the growth rate of the Postal Inspector's salary?

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Recent Salary Report

Below are the most recent Postal Inspector salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$34 Hourly
A Postal Inspector in Florence, AL reported making $34 per hour
Florence, AL
3,000 - 7,6 employees
Company - Public
$7,735 Monthly
A Postal Inspector in Sheridan, WY reported making $7,735 per month
Sheridan, WY
1,000 - 3,000 employees
Company - Public
$84,634 Yearly
A Postal Inspector in Marysville, WA reported making $84,634 per year
Marysville, WA
6 - 1,000 employees
Company - Private
$40 Hourly
A Postal Inspector in Akron, OH reported making $40 per hour
Akron, OH
7,6 - 15,000 employees
Company - Public
$93,672 Yearly
A Postal Inspector in Newton, MA reported making $93,672 per year
Newton, MA
100 - 200 employees
Company - Private
$77,471 Yearly
A Postal Inspector in Pontiac, MI reported making $77,471 per year
Pontiac, MI
200 - 6 employees
Company - Private