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Code Enforcement Officer Salary

Pay for Code Enforcement Officers in the United States is very modest at just $40K annually. Earnings sit near $26K on the lower side but can approach $56K per year on the higher side. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most Code Enforcement Officers survey respondents are men (72 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$27,871 - $60,155
(Median)
$28K
$40K
$60K
MEDIAN: $40,075
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90%

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$11.94 - $25.10
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$27,871 - $60,155  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $400.00  
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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$25,511 - $55,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $25.10  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $31.88  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $400.00  
   
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).
)
$25,511 - $55,623  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Code Enforcement Officer

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $34K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $40K. 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 17%

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 14%