Superintendent of Public Works Salary

Superintendent of Public Workss in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with approximately two in three bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $64K per year on average but can range from $39K to $84K per year. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The majority of Superintendent of Public Workss claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$43,963 - $88,934
(Median)
$44K
$64K
$89K
MEDIAN: $64,391
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$15.71 - $34.98
(Median)
$16
$22
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,963 - $88,934  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,928  
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
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$39,381 - $84,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 99
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.71 - $34.98  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $51.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,928  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00  
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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$39,381 - $84,039  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 33
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Job Description for Superintendent of Public Works

Superintendents of public works are responsible for supervising a locality’s public works department and its work in the areas of traffic control, street repair and maintenance, street lighting, and other essential and non-essential services provided by such departments. As heads of public departments, they are also responsible for meeting environmental standards and regulations, training lower-level employees, and administrative and managerial tasks related to the development, organization, and implementation of public works projects.

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Superintendent of Public Works Tasks

  • Oversee safety training, regulations and their compliance.
  • Oversee daily operations for the Department of Public Works.
  • Oversee emergency operations due to inclement weather, and in response to forecasted severe weather situations.
  • Oversee public works activities including the maintenance of streets, drainage, and public buildings.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance standards are being met or addressed.

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Pay by Experience Level for Superintendent of Public Works

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


Superintendent of Public Workss generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $58K. Superintendent of Public Workss with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $65K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $70K.

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Experience Affects Superintendent of Public Works Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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