Superintendent of Public Works Salary

Superintendent of Public Workss who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up more than four-fifths of Superintendent of Public Workss. Pay fluctuates from $42K to $100K per year, but expected earnings average $66K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Superintendent of Public Workss like their work and job satisfaction is high.

$42,167 - $101,544
$42K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,371
10%
50%
90%

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$23.65 - $30.00
$28
MEDIAN: $27.51
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$42,167 - $101,544  
   
Bonus
$750  
Total Pay (?
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$42,063 - $100,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$27.51  
   
Overtime
$45.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$750  
   
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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$42,063 - $100,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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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 public works activities including the maintenance of streets, drainage, and public buildings.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance standards are being met or addressed.
  • Oversee emergency operations due to inclement weather, and in response to forecasted severe weather situations.
  • Oversee safety training, regulations and their compliance.
  • Oversee daily operations for the Department of Public Works.

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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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $56K. Superintendent of Public Workss see a median salary of $64K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $73K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Key Stats for Superintendent of Public Works

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
42%
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Experience Affects Superintendent of Public Works Salaries

Late-Career
▲12%

National Average
$65,000

Experienced
▼1%

Mid-Career
▼14%

Entry-Level
▼37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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