Superintendent of Public Workss in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with nearly three-fourths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $65K per year on average but can range from $39K to $97K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and more than half earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$42,297 - $101,386
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$42K
$65K
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MEDIAN: $64,667
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$15.59 - $31.69
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,297 - $101,386  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$39,239 - $97,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.59 - $31.69  
   
Overtime
$21.93 - $50.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
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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$39,239 - $97,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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.


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $41K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $56K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Superintendent of Public Workss make $61K following one to two decades on the job. Superintendent of Public Workss who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $73K.

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Experience Affects Superintendent of Public Works Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$61,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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