Director of Public Works, City Salary

With just below two-thirds of Directors of Public Works in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $21K to $124K per year and averages out to $94K per year. For the most part, Directors of Public Works enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Making up 71 percent of those who took the survey, male Directors of Public Works greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$51,500 - $144,500
$52K
$94K
$140K
MEDIAN: $94,250
10%
50%
90%

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$8.50 - $24.04
$15
MEDIAN: $15.00
50%

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$0$144K
Salary $51,500 - $144,500
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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$20,800 - $124,402
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 14
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $15.00
Overtime $23.62
Annual Data $0$124K
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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$20,800 - $124,402
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Director of Public Works, City

  • 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.
  • Attend public meetings and presents public works plans to citizens.
  • Plan and budget large public works account for long term projects, operations, safety and maintenance.

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Key Stats for Director of Public Works, City

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Director of Public Works, City Salaries

Late-Career
▲41%

National Average
$71,000

Experienced
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 9%
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