Superintendent of Public Works Salary

Approximately two-thirds of Superintendent of Public Workss in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $39K to $86K per year, and the average comes out to $64K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Most Superintendent of Public Workss like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$42,891 - $91,273
(Median)
$43K
$64K
$91K
MEDIAN: $64,217
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$15.67 - $35.14
(Median)
$16
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$42,891 - $91,273  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
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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$38,884 - $86,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.67 - $35.14  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,064  
   
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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$38,884 - $86,195  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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Job Description for Superintendent of Public Works

  • 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. 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 $58K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Superintendent of Public Workss make a median salary of $65K. Superintendent of Public Workss who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $71K.

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Experience Affects Superintendent of Public Works Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

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