Code Enforcement Officer Salary

Code Enforcement Officers in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $40K per year. Lower pay rates hover around $25K, and the higher rates verge on $61K per year. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Code Enforcement Officers. Code Enforcement Officers who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 68 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$28,153 - $65,217
(Median)
$28K
$40K
$65K
MEDIAN: $40,329
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50%
90%

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$11.91 - $25.80
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$28,153 - $65,217  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
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 - $60,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 207
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.91 - $25.80  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $40.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,216  
   
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 - $60,650  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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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 who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Commercial Building Inspection, Household or Property Inspection, Customer Service, and Customer Relations are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 17 percent. Customer Relations, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Code Enforcement Officer

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $33K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $40K. On average, Code Enforcement Officers make $46K following one to two decades on the job. Code Enforcement Officers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $48K on average.

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Experience Affects Code Enforcement Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 24%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Code Enforcement Officer Salaries

Commercial Building Inspection
up arrow 17%

Household or Property Inspection
up arrow 15%

Customer Service
up arrow 9%

National Average
$39,000

Customer Relations
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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