Project Supervisor Salary

The average Project Supervisor in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $55K annually. Total cash compensation to Project Supervisors bottoms out near $33K and approaches $92K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $6K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction for Project Supervisors is high. Making up 76 percent of those who took the survey, male Project Supervisors greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly more than a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,526 - $94,459
(Median)
$36K
$55K
$94K
MEDIAN: $54,840
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$11.89 - $31.18
(Median)
$12
$19
$31
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
$35,526 - $94,459  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,895  
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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$32,850 - $91,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 202
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
$11.89 - $31.18  
   
Overtime
$18.18 - $44.70  
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 - $9,895  
   
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).
)
$32,850 - $91,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
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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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Many Project Supervisors move into a Construction Project Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $70K per year.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Project Supervisors who took the survey. 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $47K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $55K. Project Supervisors bring in $59K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $71K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Project Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

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 59 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 23%
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