Project Supervisors in the United States pull down an average of $52K annually. Overall cash earnings for Project Supervisors stretch from $34K on the lower end to $85K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $10K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the larger part. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,043 - $85,932
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$35K
$52K
$86K
MEDIAN: $51,968
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$13.83 - $32.55
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$21
$33
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,043 - $85,932  
   
Bonus
$298.66 - $9,766  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,918  
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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$33,682 - $85,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 141
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.83 - $32.55  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $48.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$298.66 - $9,766  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,918  
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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$33,682 - $85,253  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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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.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Project Supervisor

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Project Supervisors — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $47K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $50K on average. Project Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $63K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $67K.

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Experience Affects Project Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Project Supervisor Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Team Leadership
up arrow 6%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$53,000

Project Coordinating
up arrow 5%

People Management
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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