Code Enforcement Officer Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Code Enforcement Officers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $40K per year. Compensation ranges between $26K and $58K per year. Making up 70 percent of those who took the survey, male Code Enforcement Officers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Code Enforcement Officers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,236 - $61,120
(Median)
$28K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,331
10%
50%
90%

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$11.95 - $25.12
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$28,236 - $61,120  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
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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$25,579 - $57,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $25.12  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $515  
   
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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$25,579 - $57,527  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 114

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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.

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, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $34K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $42K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Code Enforcement Officers make a median salary of $46K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Code Enforcement Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Code Enforcement Officer Salaries

Commercial Building Inspection
up arrow 17%

National Average
$39,000

Household or Property Inspection
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 15%