Code Enforcement Officer Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Code Enforcement Officers in the United States; the average employee scrapes together only around $41K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Making up 72 percent of those who took the survey, male Code Enforcement Officers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Work is enjoyable for Code Enforcement Officers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over one-half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,241 - $61,299
$29K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $41,205
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$12.03 - $26.30
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$26
MEDIAN: $16.87
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$0$61K
Salary $29,241 - $61,299
Bonus $1,248
Total Pay (?
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$26,302 - $57,951
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 172
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $12.03 - $26.30
Overtime $20.20 - $53.00
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $1,248
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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$26,302 - $57,951
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 180

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Job Description for Code Enforcement Officer

Code enforcement officers work primarily for local governments to evaluate private properties as well as public grounds to ensure that they do not violate local government codes or other state laws and regulations.

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Code Enforcement Officer Tasks

  • Investigate and enforce municipal, land development and property maintenance codes within city boundaries.
  • Schedule and perform systematic property maintenance inspections to maintain or achieve minimum property standards.
  • Notify responsible parties of code issues given in writing, by phone, in person and electronically.
  • Respond to and investigate allegations of violations of Municipal, Land Development and Property Maintenance Codes to determine validity of complaints and the appropriate course of action to mitigate issues.

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Pay by Experience Level for Code Enforcement Officer

Pay by Experience for a Code Enforcement Officer has a positive trend. An entry-level Code Enforcement Officer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 171 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Code Enforcement Officer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 69 salaries. An experienced Code Enforcement Officer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 99 salaries. A Code Enforcement Officer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 32 salaries.

Code Enforcement Officer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Code Enforcement Officer?

Code Enforcement Officer in Sonora:
Pros: I have my own office. I have my own company vehicle.
Cons: Lots of paperwork. And the people that complain.

Code Enforcement Officer in Parker:
"Getting people to do what their parents taught them to do."
Pros: Citizen interaction, making a difference in the community.
Cons: Having to force people to comply with City code.

Code Enforcement Officer in Parker:
Pros: Dealing with the public.
Cons: Politics.

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Key Stats for Code Enforcement Officer

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Code Enforcement Officer Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

Experienced
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$39,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Code Enforcement Officer Salaries

Commercial Building Inspection
▲18%

Customer Service
▲1%


National Average
$39,000

Customer Relations
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 15%
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