Golf Course Superintendent Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Golf Course Superintendent is $49,661 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. A skill in People Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Golf Course Superintendent Salary (?
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$29,597 - $80,984
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MEDIAN: $49,661
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Golf Course Superintendent Salary (?
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$9.07 - $22.67
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$29,597 - $80,984  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
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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$28,672 - $81,896  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 406
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.07 - $22.67  
   
Overtime
$14.54 - $42.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,000  
   
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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$28,672 - $81,896  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Job Description for Golf Course Superintendent

  • 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.

Pay Difference By Location

National Average
$48,000
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Golf Course Superintendent Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
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 31%
Experienced
up arrow 9%
National Average
$48,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Golf Course Superintendent Salaries

National Average
$48,000
Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 83 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 24% employee benefits None: 34%
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