Superintendent of Public Works Salary

Roughly four in five 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 $43K to $97K per year, and the average comes out to $66K per year. Job satisfaction for Superintendent of Public Workss is high. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$43,232 - $100,765
$43K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,035
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50%
90%

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$12.77 - $32.82
$13
$27
$33
MEDIAN: $26.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$43,232 - $100,765  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
Total Pay (?
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$43,306 - $96,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.77 - $32.82  
   
Overtime
$39.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,041  
   
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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$43,306 - $96,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12

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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

Pay by Experience for a Superintendent of Public Works has a positive trend. An entry-level Superintendent of Public Works with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 12 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Superintendent of Public Works with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Superintendent of Public Works which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 27 salaries. A Superintendent of Public Works with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 25 salaries.

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Key Stats for Superintendent of Public Works

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
43%
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Experience Affects Superintendent of Public Works Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$64,000

Mid-Career
▼13%

Entry-Level
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
43%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 3%
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