$75,098
Avg. Salary
$23.43
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$430

Bonus

$0.00

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Public Works Director is $23.43 per hour.

The average pay for a Public Works Director is $75,098 per year.

$14.90
10%
$23.43
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$41.21
90%
MEDIAN $23.43
$48k
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$123k
90%
MEDIAN $75,098
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MEDIAN: $75,098
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$0$123K
Salary $48,172 - $123,246
Bonus $0.00 - $4,500
Profit Sharing $0.00
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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$41,362 - $119,844
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 364
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $14.90 - $41.21
Overtime $18.15 - $51.28
Annual Data $0$119K
Bonus $0.00 - $4,500
Profit Sharing $0.00
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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$41,362 - $119,844
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 75

Job Description for Public Works Director

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 facility staff. They create budgets, oversee city projects, create long-term plans and goals for public services, coordinate with other local government officials and implement programs. They also supervise city employees and evaluate the performance of those that work under them.

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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.

Public Works Director Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Public Works Director

Pay by Experience for a Public Works Director has a positive trend. An entry-level Public Works Director with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 54 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Public Works Director with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 47 salaries. An experienced Public Works Director which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 89 salaries. A Public Works Director with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 69 salaries.

Public Works Director Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Public Works Director?

Public Works Director in Pass Christian:
"Great place to work."
Pros: being able to help the community
Cons: politics

Public Works Director in Oakland:
"Country Living."
Pros: Country Living at it best for the family.
Cons: Low Pay and many repair issues with no budget.

Public Works Director in Evanston:
"Leadership."
Being a leader isn't popular. You will need to be crystal clear in your expectations, and rigidly consistent in your administration.

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Key Stats for Public Works Director

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
36%

Experience Affects Public Works Director Salaries

▲34%

National Average
$70,000

▼10%

▼10%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Public Works Director Salaries

Budgeting
▲65%

Leadership
▲46%

Engineering Design
▲24%

Construction Site Inspection
▲23%

National Average
$70,000

Project Management
▼8%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 6%