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. Pay ranges from $25K on the low end to $61K per year on the high end. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Code Enforcement Officers. Male Code Enforcement Officers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) are men. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$28,153 - $65,217
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$28K
$40K
$65K
MEDIAN: $40,329
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$11.91 - $25.80
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$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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 (?
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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

Code enforcement officers work primarily for local governments to evaluate private properties as well as public grounds to ensure that they do not violate local government codes or other state laws and regulations.

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Code Enforcement Officer Tasks

  • 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.


For many Code Enforcement Officers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $33K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $40K. 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 that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $48K on average.

Code Enforcement Officer Reviews

What is it like working as a Code Enforcement Officer?

Code Enforcement Officer in Parker:
"Getting people to do what their parents taught them to do."
Pros: Citizen interaction, making a difference in the community.
Cons: Having to force people to comply with City code.

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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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