Men represent the vast majority of Public Works Supervisors in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $21.24 per hour nationwide. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$25,342 - $73,974
$25K
$45K
$74K
MEDIAN: $44,713
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90%

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$11.96 - $31.12
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$31
MEDIAN: $21.24
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Salary
$25,342 - $73,974  
   
Bonus
$30.00  
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$25,962 - $67,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.96 - $31.12  
   
Overtime
$18.01 - $47.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$30.00  
   
Total Pay (?
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$25,962 - $67,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $40K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $46K. Public Works Supervisors bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
035
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Public Works Supervisor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Late-Career
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National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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