Project Supervisor Salary

Project Supervisors in the United States can expect to earn an average of $53K per year. In the world of Project Supervisors, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $33K and $83K. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Project Supervisors, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. Men account for the majority of Project Supervisors who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$34,617 - $83,985
$35K
$53K
$84K
MEDIAN: $53,174
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50%
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$13.83 - $33.13
$14
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $21.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,617 - $83,985  
   
Bonus
$295.90 - $9,845  
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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$33,001 - $83,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 134
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.83 - $33.13  
   
Overtime
$20.49 - $47.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$295.90 - $9,845  
   
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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$33,001 - $83,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | 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

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

Common Career Paths for Project Supervisor


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Advancing into a Construction Project Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Project Supervisors, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $46K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $50K on average. On average, Project Supervisors make $66K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $68K.

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Key Stats for Project Supervisor

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Project Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

Experienced
▲25%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
▼5%

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Project Supervisor Salaries

Team Leadership
▲11%

Microsoft Excel
▲7%


National Average
$53,000

Project Coordinating
▼5%

People Management
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

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