Directors of Public Works in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under two-thirds of Directors of Public Works. Salaries average out to around $72K per year and spread from $46K to $122K per year. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most Directors of Public Works report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Directors of Public Works far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,287 - $124,998
$53K
$72K
$120K
MEDIAN: $72,414
10%
50%
90%

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$15.08 - $25.04
$24
MEDIAN: $24.00
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$53,287 - $124,998  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$46,243 - $122,424  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.14  
   
Overtime
$35.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
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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$46,243 - $122,424  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Director of Public Works, City

  • Plan and budget large public works account for long term projects, operations, safety and maintenance.
  • Attend public meetings and presents public works plans to citizens.
  • Manage, supervise and administer public works operations and maintenance including all or some of the following: streets, buildings and grounds, vehicles, parks, cemeteries, electric, water, irrigation and sewer.

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Key Stats for Director of Public Works, City

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Director of Public Works, City Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 54%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
48%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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