Average Public Works Director Salary

$71,611
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$46k
MEDIAN
$72k
90%
$116k

The average salary for a Public Works Director is $71,611

Base Salary
$46k - $116k
Bonus
$298 - $7k
Total Pay
$42k - $108k
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What Do Public Works Directors Do?

Public Works Director Tasks
  • Manage, supervise and administer public works operations and maintenance including all or some of the following: streets, buildings and grounds, vehicles, parks, cemeteries, electric, water, irrigation and sewer.
  • Attend public meetings and presents public works plans to citizens.
  • Plan and budget large public works account for long term projects, operations, safety and maintenance.
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How do Public Works Directors Rate Their Jobs?

4.1 out of 5
(51)
Highly Satisfied
6Reviews
Based on 51 responses, the job of Public Works Director has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.14 out of 5. On average, Public Works Directors are highly satisfied with their job.

FAQs About Public Works Directors

What is the highest pay for Public Works Directors?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Public Works Director is $116k / year

What is the lowest pay for Public Works Directors?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Public Works Director is $46k / year

How can Public Works Directors increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Public Works Director is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Public Works Director that oversees more junior Public Works Directors, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.