Public Works Director Salary (United States)

A Public Works Director earns an average salary of $68,828 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Engineering Design and Project Management.
Public Works Director Total Pay (?
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$42,289 - $102,805
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MEDIAN: $68,827
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Public Works Director Total Pay (?
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$11.58 - $34.47
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,289 - $102,805  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,466  
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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$39,523 - $101,578  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.58 - $34.47  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $41.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,466  
   
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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$39,523 - $101,578  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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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 21%
Experienced
up arrow 15%
National Average
$66,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Public Works Director Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 22%
Project Management
up arrow 19%
National Average
$66,000
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Gender
Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
35%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 3%
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