Public Works Supervisor Salary
Men make up the majority of Public Works Supervisors in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $22.05 per hour. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about two in five. Most Public Works Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$32,878 - $75,848|
|Total Pay (||$29,525 - $75,571|
|Hourly Rate||$12.37 - $32.15|
|Overtime||$18.01 - $50.22|
|Total Pay (||$29,525 - $75,571|
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
- 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.
Public Works Supervisor Job Listings
Pay by Experience Level for Public Works Supervisor
Pay by Experience for a Public Works Supervisor has a positive trend. An entry-level Public Works Supervisor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 15 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Public Works Supervisor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Public Works Supervisor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 13 salaries. A Public Works Supervisor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 5 salaries.
Key Stats for Public Works Supervisor
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