The average salary for a Golf Course Superintendent is $55,445.
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Job Description for Golf Course Superintendent
Generally, golf course superintendents are responsible for overseeing all aspects of maintaining an enjoyable and profitable golf course. They must ensure that all natural areas of the course, from the fairways to the greens and roughs, are healthy and properly maintained, and must also be aware of the general course environment, including ponds, trees, and cart paths. Back in the office, they are heavily involved in hiring and working with golf course personnel. These superintendents must ensu…Read more
Golf Course Superintendent Tasks
- Oversee schedules and budgets for the golf course.
- Work with government and environmental groups.
- Oversee marketing and outreach strategies to increase customers and bookings.
- Track inventory and order materials and supplies, checking for proper usage.
- Hire, train, and supervise staff in special projects and regular maintenance.
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Pay by Experience Level for Golf Course Superintendent
An early career Golf Course Superintendent with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $48,835 based on 77 salaries. A mid-career Golf Course Superintendent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,049 based on 118 salaries. An experienced Golf Course Superintendent with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $58,557 based on 243 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,737.
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Employees with Golf Course Superintendent in their job title in Palm Desert, California earn an average of 57.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Portland, Oregon (42.9% more) and Washington, District of Columbia (12.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (10.9% less) and Columbus, Ohio (7.5% less).
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