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Salaries of top Postal Service executives revealed

Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe (

Donahoe, who took over as postmaster in December, is on course to earn $276,840 this year before deferred compensation, performance bonuses and pension payments, according to a database published by Gannett Newspapers.

Donahoe’s predecessor, John E. Potter , earned the same salary in his last year in office, according to USPS records.

Several other executives are also earning six figure salaries.

Megan J. Brennan , the executive vice president and chief operating officer, makes $235,000; and Paul Voge l , the USPS chief marketing and sales officer, makes $113,048.

Anthony J. Vegliante , the top USPS human resources official who is leading negotiations with several major labor unions, is set to earn $240,000, according to the records.

Ruth Y. Goldway , chairman of the Postal Regulatory Commission, earns $165,300 annually, according to the database. She has held the position since 2009 and previous served as a commissioner. Vice Chairman Mark D. Acton earns $155,500.

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A Postal Service spokeswoman declined to comment on the salary information, noting that it has been published before by other news outlets.

The database doesn’t include information on newly appointed Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman , and also omits salary information for the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Postal Service Board of Governors.

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Ed O’Keefe is covering the 2016 presidential campaign, with a focus on Jeb Bush and other Republican candidates. He's covered presidential and congressional politics since 2008. Off the trail, he's covered Capitol Hill, federal agencies and the federal workforce, and spent a brief time covering the war in Iraq.


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