Men make up the majority of Public Works Supervisors in the United States, bringing in about $21.23 per hour. Most workers in this position report very high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$25,532 - $78,350
(Median)
$26K
$47K
$78K
MEDIAN: $46,994
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50%
90%

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$11.83 - $31.36
(Median)
$12
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$25,532 - $78,350  
   
Bonus
$515  
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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$25,784 - $74,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.83 - $31.36  
   
Overtime
$17.87 - $47.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$515  
   
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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$25,784 - $74,119  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Public Works Supervisor

Public works supervisors work primarily for federal, state, and local government agencies on infrastructure projects, such as roads, to be used by the public. They often visit job-sites to inspect work, monitor progress, review job reports, and communicate with team leaders or crew chiefs, and they must ensure that their employees follow all safety guidelines and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) laws and regulations.

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Public Works Supervisor Tasks

  • Respond to problems and emergencies, and resolve them in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Schedule and organize assigned projects, obtain required materials, and supervise project completion.
  • Work under the Public Works Director to manage department employees and maintain a safe working environment.
  • Inspect and maintain public works department facilities and equipment such as vehicles and tools.

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Pay by Experience Level for Public Works Supervisor

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


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $40K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. Public Works Supervisors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $47K.

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Experience Affects Public Works Supervisor Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Late-Career
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National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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