It's impossible to make it big as a Code Enforcement Officers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $41K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Code Enforcement Officers is high. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Code Enforcement Officers who answered the questionnnaire. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,383 - $66,568
(Median)
$29K
$41K
$67K
MEDIAN: $40,934
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90%

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$11.93 - $26.30
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$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,383 - $66,568  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$26,033 - $62,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 192
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$11.93 - $26.30  
   
Overtime
$15.00 - $53.00  
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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$26,033 - $62,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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

  • 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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Pay by Experience Level for Code Enforcement Officer

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


For many Code Enforcement Officers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. 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. Code Enforcement Officers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $45K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $52K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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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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Experience Affects Code Enforcement Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Code Enforcement Officer Salaries

Commercial Building Inspection
up arrow 17%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

National Average
$39,000

Household or Property Inspection
up arrow 1%

Customer Relations
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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