Code Enforcement Officers in the United States are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $41K per year on average. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Code Enforcement Officers who answered the questionnnaire. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,122 - $66,694
$29K
$41K
$67K
MEDIAN: $40,759
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$11.94 - $26.40
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MEDIAN: $16.43
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,122 - $66,694  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$25,694 - $62,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $26.40  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $52.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$25,694 - $62,059  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 161

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Job Description for Code Enforcement Officer

Code enforcement officers work primarily for local governments to evaluate private properties as well as public grounds to ensure that they do not violate local government codes or other state laws and regulations.

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Code Enforcement Officer Tasks

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Code Enforcement Officer

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Code Enforcement Officers. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $34K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $40K. For Code Enforcement Officers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $45K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $52K.

Code Enforcement Officer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Code Enforcement Officer?

Code Enforcement Officer in Parker:
"Getting people to do what their parents taught them to do."
Pros: Citizen interaction, making a difference in the community.
Cons: Having to force people to comply with City code.

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Key Stats for Code Enforcement Officer

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
043
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Code Enforcement Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Code Enforcement Officer Salaries

Commercial Building Inspection
up arrow 18%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$39,000


Customer Relations
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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