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Project Supervisor Salary

Earnings for Project Supervisors in the United States come in at around $55K per year on average. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly more than a fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. Male Project Supervisors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most Project Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$35,689 - $87,662
(Median)
$36K
$55K
$88K
MEDIAN: $54,981
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$11.96 - $34.62
(Median)
$12
$18
$35
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$35,689 - $87,662  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,983  
Profit Sharing
$486.05 - $1,526  
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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$32,958 - $88,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$11.96 - $34.62  
   
Overtime
$18.15 - $39.45  
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.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,983  
   
Profit Sharing
$486.05 - $1,526  
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).
)
$32,958 - $88,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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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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Additional career progression can often lead to a hefty increase in pay for Project Supervisors. Many move into a Construction Project Manager role where pay averages at $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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $45K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $57K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Project Supervisors make a median salary of $56K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $75K on average.

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Experience Affects Project Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
25 %
Male
75 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 22%