A Public Works Director earns an average salary of $70,655 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Engineering Design and Project Management. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Public Works Director Total Pay (?
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$45,259 - $103,521
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MEDIAN: $70,654
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Public Works Director Total Pay (?
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$16.00 - $34.70
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,259 - $103,521  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,483  
Profit Sharing
$0.50 - $3,601  
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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$41,851 - $103,081  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 184
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $34.70  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $32.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,483  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.50 - $3,601  
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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$41,851 - $103,081  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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Job Description for Public Works Director
  • Plan and budget large public works account for long term projects, operations, safety and maintenance.
  • Attend public meetings and presents public works plans to citizens.
  • Manage, supervise and administer public works operations and maintenance including all or some of the following: streets, buildings and grounds, vehicles, parks, cemeteries, electric, water, irrigation and sewer.
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Experience Affects Public Works Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Experienced
up arrow 13%
National Average
$68,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Public Works Director Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 18%
Project Management
up arrow 16%
National Average
$68,000
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Gender
Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
40%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 2%
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