Public Works Supervisor Salary

The majority of Public Works Supervisors in the United States — just below three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $27K to $73K per year, and the median is $49K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and more than half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$25,000 - $80,000
(Median)
$25K
$49K
$80K
MEDIAN: $49,369
10%
50%
90%

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$13.23 - $32.86
(Median)
$13
$20
$33
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$25,000 - $80,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $592  
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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$27,373 - $72,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.23 - $32.86  
   
Overtime
$12.23 - $50.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $592  
   
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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$27,373 - $72,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Public Works Supervisor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $41K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $46K. For Public Works Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. For some reason, Public Works Supervisors with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $45K.

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Experience Affects Public Works Supervisor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$46,000

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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