Project Supervisor Salary

Project Supervisors in the United States can expect wages of $55K per year on average. In the world of Project Supervisors, total cash compensation can vary between $34K and $90K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $5K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Project Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and more than half have dental coverage, just over a fifth claim no health benefits at all. Male Project Supervisors are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$36,097 - $92,255
(Median)
$36K
$55K
$92K
MEDIAN: $55,157
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50%
90%

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$12.50 - $32.24
(Median)
$13
$19
$32
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$36,097 - $92,255  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,042  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $5,000  
Commission
$8,750  
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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$33,851 - $90,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 223
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.50 - $32.24  
   
Overtime
$18.55 - $47.18  
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 - $10,042  
   
Commission
$8,750  
Profit Sharing
$100.00 - $5,000  
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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$33,851 - $90,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 104
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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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Project Supervisors only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, Project Coordinating, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like People Management and Project Coordinating.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Project Supervisors, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $47K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $53K on average. Project Supervisors see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $68K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Project Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Project Supervisor Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 6%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$53,000

Project Coordinating
up arrow 6%

People Management
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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