With over three-fourths of Superintendent of Public Workss in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $40K to $98K per year and averages out to $66K per year. The majority of Superintendent of Public Workss claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance.

$42,148 - $101,544
$42K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,371
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$15.51 - $32.25
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MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$42,148 - $101,544  
   
Bonus
$750  
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$39,735 - $98,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Hourly Rate
$15.51 - $32.25  
   
Overtime
$21.78 - $50.68  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$750  
   
Total Pay (?
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$39,735 - $98,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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.


Superintendent of Public Workss with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $56K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $63K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $75K.

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Key Stats for Superintendent of Public Works

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
044
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Superintendent of Public Works Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$63,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 35%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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