Code Enforcement Officer Salary

Code Enforcement Officers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $40K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $26K, and the higher rates verge on $59K per year. The majority of Code Enforcement Officers (68 percent) who took the survey are men. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Code Enforcement Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$28,663 - $62,603
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$63K
MEDIAN: $40,414
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90%

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$11.95 - $25.25
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,663 - $62,603  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
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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$25,523 - $58,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $25.25  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
   
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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$25,523 - $58,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132
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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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Survey takers who work as 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 by 18 percent and 7 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Code Enforcement Officer

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $34K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $41K. Code Enforcement Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $46K. 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 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Code Enforcement Officer Salaries

Commercial Building Inspection
up arrow 18%

Household or Property Inspection
up arrow 7%

National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 15%
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