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 annually. Earnings generally vary between $26K and $61K per year. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under one-half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,044 - $66,440

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$11.93 - $25.16

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,044 - $66,440  
   
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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$25,669 - $61,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.93 - $25.16  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.17  
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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$25,669 - $61,144  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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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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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Code Enforcement Officers who took the survey. Commercial Building Inspection and Household or Property Inspection are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 17 percent and 6 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Code Enforcement Officer

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


Code Enforcement Officers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $34K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $41K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $46K. Code Enforcement Officers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't higher than those with 10 to 20 years.

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Experience Affects Code Enforcement Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

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 17%

Household or Property Inspection
up arrow 6%

National Average
$39,000

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
19%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 14%
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