A Golf Course Superintendent earns an average salary of $51,789 per year.
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$35,997 - $88,331
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$36K
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$88K
MEDIAN: $51,788
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$10.06 - $25.87
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,997 - $88,331  
   
Bonus
$500 - $11,000  
Total Pay (?
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$34,292 - $87,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 391
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $25.87  
   
Overtime
$11.84 - $38.01  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$500 - $11,000  
   
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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$34,292 - $87,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Job Description for Golf Course Superintendent

Generally, golf course superintendents are responsible for overseeing all aspects of maintaining an enjoyable and profitable golf course. They must ensure that all natural areas of the course, from the fairways to the greens and roughs, are healthy and properly maintained, and must also be aware of the general course environment, including ponds, trees, and cart paths. Back in the office, they are heavily involved in hiring and working with golf course personnel.

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Golf Course Superintendent Tasks

  • Track inventory and order materials and supplies, checking for proper usage.
  • Hire, train, and supervise staff in special projects and regular maintenance.
  • Oversee marketing and outreach strategies to increase customers and bookings.
  • Oversee schedules and budgets for the golf course.
  • Work with government and environmental groups.

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Pay by Experience Level for Golf Course Superintendent

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

Golf Course Superintendent Advice

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Golf Course Superintendent in Phoenixville:
"10 Years Of Misery To Get A Good Job."
Start out going to one of the major courses in the area, and be prepared to work. Working long hard hours for minimum pay is the only way to work your way up the ranks. All the good superintendent jobs are going to assistants from the big courses. The smaller courses no longer can pay a decent wage because the number of rounds have dropped. Until the economy picks up, the outlook for this occupation is bleak.

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Experience Affects Golf Course Superintendent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Golf Course Superintendent Salaries

People Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$51,000

Project Management
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 52 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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