Directors of Public Works in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just below two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $75K annually on average but can range from $47K to $122K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$53,612 - $123,391
(Median)
$54K
$75K
$120K
MEDIAN: $75,000
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$24
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$53,612 - $123,391  
   
Bonus
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$47,153 - $121,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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
$2,500  
   
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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$47,153 - $121,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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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Experience Affects Director of Public Works, City Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%

National Average
$67,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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