U.S. Postmaster General responds to claims that he is overpaid

The United States Postmaster General is standing by his salary, despite ongoing hardships for the U.S. Postal Service.

U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) has criticized the Postmaster for accepting an $800,000 compensation package while many rural post offices face closure.

The Postmaster was in Helena recently to talk about the agency’s budget and addressed the allegations.

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said, “People can have opinions on that. From a stand point of my salary, I make about four times what a letter carrier would make. If you would compare that to any other organization in this United States: CEO pay to the front line, very few places is it anywhere near four to one.”

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