Project Supervisor Salary

For Project Supervisors, yearly average wages total $55K annually. Cash earnings for Project Supervisors — including $10K in bonuses and $6K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $33K to $91K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the greater part have dental insurance. Making up 75 percent of those who took the survey, male Project Supervisors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. 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.

$35,834 - $93,887

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$11.88 - $31.30

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$35,834 - $93,887  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,970  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,817  
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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$32,944 - $91,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 207
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $31.30  
   
Overtime
$18.15 - $44.80  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,970  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,817  
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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$32,944 - $91,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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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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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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Survey takers who work as Project Supervisors typically report just a few professional skills. 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.


For Project Supervisors, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $47K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $54K. Project Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. As Project Supervisors reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $71K.

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Experience Affects Project Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Project Supervisor Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 23%
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