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Project Supervisor Salary

Project Supervisors in the United States take home approximately $56K annually on average. Total incomes of Project Supervisors incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $6K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $33K and $92K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Project Supervisors survey respondents are men (77 percent). Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the greater part get dental coverage, too. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$35,594 - $94,632
(Median)
$36K
$56K
$95K
MEDIAN: $56,062
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90%

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$11.93 - $32.29
(Median)
$12
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$35,594 - $94,632  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,970  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,960  
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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$32,991 - $92,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 195
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.93 - $32.29  
   
Overtime
$18.05 - $45.10  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,970  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,960  
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).
)
$32,991 - $92,231  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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Job Description for Project Supervisor

Whenever a project or a task requires the efforts of a group (or several groups), a manager is typically needed to ensure consistent workflow, unity of goals, and cooperation between individuals and groups. “Project manager” is a title that exists in many different industries, meaning that the exact nature of the projects managed vary widely, even within a single organization. Regardless of the specific project goals, the project manager's general duties include providing necessary oversight to project team members, setting appropriate deadlines for completion, ensuring that the project operates within its allotted budget, and balancing the needs of individuals working on the project to make sure that everything proceeds efficiently.

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Project Supervisor Tasks

  • Manage inventory, receiving, and supplies to keep a steady flow of goods and services.
  • Manage processes and timelines to reach goals.
  • Train, supervise and analyze the performance of staff, including scheduling.
  • Ensure that safety and compliance standards are met.

Common Career Paths for Project Supervisor


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Project Supervisors who move on to become Construction Project Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Construction Project Managers get paid an average of $70K per year.

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Job skills reported by Project Supervisors are limited. Microsoft Excel and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Supervisor

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $47K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $56K on average. Project Supervisors bring in $58K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $74K.

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Experience Affects Project Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Project Supervisor Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

National Average
$53,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
23 %
Male
77 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 22%
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