Superintendent of Public Works Salary
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.
|Salary||$42,148 - $101,544|
|Total Pay (||$39,735 - $98,418|
|Hourly Rate||$15.51 - $32.25|
|Overtime||$21.78 - $50.68|
|Total Pay (||$39,735 - $98,418|
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.Read More...
Given the complexities of this senior-level position, most superintendents of public works have significant prior experience in public works departments and great familiarity with the duties, responsibilities, and tasks of these departments. Due to the wide-ranging managerial and supervisory skills required, most in this position have strong analytical and problem-solving skills to manage projects and communications. Although working up to the position from within is possible in smaller departments, a bachelor’s degree or higher in management, urban planning, environmental engineering, and other related fields is generally required.
Although most work is performed in an office within a city/county/state building, superintendents of public works often find themselves outdoors in sometimes-harsh weather as they oversee, inspect, and otherwise participate in public works projects. While they rarely perform physical labor in these situations, they are often experienced in the work being done and equipment used, which allows them to apply this knowledge in on-site planning and problem-solving in order to better complete a project.
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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