Public Works Supervisor Salary
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.
|Salary||$25,342 - $73,974|
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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).)
|$25,962 - $67,486|
|Hourly Rate||$11.96 - $31.12|
|Overtime||$18.01 - $47.01|
|Total Pay (||$25,962 - $67,486|
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.Read More...
Public works supervisors should have computer skills and proficiency in using computerized mobile instruments, construction vehicles, and other tools/equipment, including heavy equipment. Leadership and interpersonal skills are important in this position, and they should also have communication skills to work well with employees, monitor their progress, and provide feedback in a timely manner.
Public works supervisors should be physically fit, and some employers require an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field while others require only a high school diploma and relevant work experience. A commercial driver's license and OSHA Competent Person Certification may also be required, and those in this position may attend ongoing education and train and coach new public works employees.
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.
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
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