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Superintendent of Public Works Salary

Nearly two in three of Superintendent of Public Workss in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $38K to $87K per year, but median earnings come to around $64K annually. Job satisfaction for Superintendent of Public Workss is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,191 - $90,834
(Median)
$43K
$64K
$91K
MEDIAN: $64,435
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50%
90%

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$15.55 - $34.79
(Median)
$16
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,191 - $90,834  
   
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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$38,389 - $86,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.55 - $34.79  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $53.11  
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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$38,389 - $86,698  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average beginner in this position makes around $40K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $56K. On average, Superintendent of Public Workss make $65K following one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $71K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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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 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 34%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 8%