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. Compensation ranges from $26K on the lower end to $60K per year on the higher end. Most Code Enforcement Officers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$28,870 - $65,835
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$66K
MEDIAN: $40,498
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50%
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$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$28,870 - $65,835  
   
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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$25,583 - $60,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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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$25,583 - $60,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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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Code Enforcement Officers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $34K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $41K. Code Enforcement Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $47K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $46K on average.

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Experience Affects Code Enforcement Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

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
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 14%
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