Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Public Works Director is $74,136
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Public Works Directors?
An early career Public Works Director with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $59,077 based on 62 salaries. A mid-career Public Works Director with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,449 based on 67 salaries. An experienced …Read more
What Do Public Works Directors Do?
Public works directors manage public works services for a specific area (such as a city), which may include waste management, water services, traffic control and building management. This job is a civil service position within the government, typically at the local level. Public works directors work alongside - and manage - other city and county employees, such as administrative staff and staff working directly with public services such as waste collection technicians and water treatment …Read more
- 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.