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Code Enforcement Officer Salary

Code Enforcement Officers in the United States can expect only a modest salary, with average pay of just $40K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $25K and $58K per year. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 69 percent of Code Enforcement Officers are male. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Code Enforcement Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,369 - $61,002
(Median)
$28K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,345
10%
50%
90%

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$11.92 - $25.04
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,369 - $61,002  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,483 - $57,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 138
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $25.04  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.70  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$25,483 - $57,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117

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Job Description for Code Enforcement Officer

  • Notify responsible parties of code issues given in writing, by phone, in person and electronically.
  • Respond to and investigate allegations of violations of Municipal, Land Development and Property Maintenance Codes to determine validity of complaints and the appropriate course of action to mitigate issues.
  • Investigate and enforce municipal, land development and property maintenance codes within city boundaries.
  • Schedule and perform systematic property maintenance inspections to maintain or achieve minimum property standards.

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Code Enforcement Officers report a focused set of job skills. Commercial Building Inspection and Household or Property Inspection are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Code Enforcement Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $33K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $45K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Code Enforcement Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Code Enforcement Officer Salaries

Commercial Building Inspection
up arrow 17%

National Average
$39,000

Household or Property Inspection
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 15%
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