Golf Course Superintendent Salary

A Golf Course Superintendent earns an average salary of $52,232 per year.
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$36,581 - $87,195
$37K
$52K
$87K
MEDIAN: $52,232
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$10.11 - $26.63
$10
$15
$27
MEDIAN: $15.30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,581 - $87,195  
   
Bonus
$498.89 - $11,836  
Total Pay (?
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$33,565 - $86,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 358
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.11 - $26.63  
   
Overtime
$11.74 - $38.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$498.89 - $11,836  
   
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).
)
$33,565 - $86,714  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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

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

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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

Q: What is it like working as a Golf Course Superintendent?

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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Key Stats for Golf Course Superintendent

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
37%
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Experience Affects Golf Course Superintendent Salaries

Late-Career
▲11%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Golf Course Superintendent Salaries


National Average
$52,000

Project Management
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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