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Project Supervisor Salary

Pay for Project Supervisors in the United States sits in the ballpark of $55K annually. 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 $32K and $92K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Male Project Supervisors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Some workers in this field — approximately one in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by a majority. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,345 - $94,785
(Median)
$35K
$55K
$95K
MEDIAN: $55,178
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90%

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$11.95 - $32.25
(Median)
$12
$18
$32
MEDIAN: $18.00
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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
$35,345 - $94,785  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,963  
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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$32,281 - $92,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 194
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.
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $32.25  
   
Overtime
$18.08 - $45.00  
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 - $9,963  
   
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).
)
$32,281 - $92,162  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80

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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 often transition into Construction Project Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Construction Project Managers earn $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.


Project Supervisors with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $46K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $56K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Project Supervisors make a median salary of $59K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $72K on average.

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Experience Affects Project Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Project Supervisor Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 8%

National Average
$52,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 21%