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Superintendent of Public Works Salary

Superintendent of Public Workss in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and roughly two in three have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $65K annually, but may range from $39K to $90K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$42,438 - $91,887
(Median)
$42K
$65K
$92K
MEDIAN: $64,563
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50%
90%

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$15.69 - $35.05
(Median)
$16
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$42,438 - $91,887  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$38,709 - $89,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.69 - $35.05  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $48.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,000  
   
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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$38,709 - $89,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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.


For many Superintendent of Public Workss, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $40K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $55K. Superintendent of Public Workss who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $66K. Superintendent of Public Workss who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $71K on average.

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Experience Affects Superintendent of Public Works Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 9%
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