Public Works Supervisor Salary (United States)

Seasoned employees—those with more than 10 years of experience in the field—make up the largest chunk of Public Works Supervisors in the United States, more than half. There is a range in pay— $29,591 to $79,204 per year—with average salary amounting to $46,098 per year. Most people in this field enjoy health coverage; nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and about half get vision insurance. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Public Works Supervisors—the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Public Works Supervisor Salary (?
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$34,888 - $81,600
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $53,645
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Public Works Supervisor Salary (?
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$13.70 - $34.02
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,888 - $81,600  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $606  
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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$29,591 - $79,204  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$13.70 - $34.02  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $58.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $606  
   
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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$29,591 - $79,204  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Job Description for Public Works Supervisor

  • 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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Experience Affects Public Works Supervisor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$46,000
Late-Career
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 3%
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