Public Works Supervisor Salary

Male Public Works Supervisors number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $21.40 per hour in the United States. A large number enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under one-half. Most Public Works Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$29,960 - $76,026
$30K
$46K
$76K
MEDIAN: $46,452
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50%
90%

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$13.56 - $31.04
$14
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$29,960 - $76,026  
   
Bonus
$30.00  
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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$29,525 - $73,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.56 - $31.04  
   
Overtime
$18.17 - $46.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$30.00  
   
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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$29,525 - $73,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $40K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $45K. Public Works Supervisors with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $54K. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Public Works Supervisors report making only $46K on average.

Key Stats for Public Works Supervisor

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Public Works Supervisor Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

Late-Career
▼0%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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