Superintendent and assistant superintendent salaries

Average base superintendent salaries rose by 1.9% in 2013, 1.2% for assistants.


Please note: State salary information
is available only to GCSAA members

In late 2012 and early 2013, GCSAA conducted a comprehensive compensation and benefits survey. More than 3,300 member superintendents responded (for a response rate of 39.8%), providing salary, budget, benefits and staffing information in support of the report.

The average base salary for superintendents rose from $81,044 in 2011 to $82,573 in 2013, a 1.9% increase in the two-year period. For assistant superintendents, in 2013, the average base salary rose to $40,138 from $39,660 in 2011, representing a 1.2% increase.

Using this information

The information presented here is a snapshot of the 2013 report, and represents the average (mean), median and percentile salaries of golf course superintendents. With varying qualifications, experience and responsibilities in a range of positions, it is important to bear in mind that this information should be viewed as a starting place for salary negotiations by superintendents or assistant superintendents and their employers.


Purchase the report

GCSAA members who did not participate in the survey may purchase online access to the results for $125. A printed version with online access is also available for $150. Nonmembers may purchase a print copy of the report for $525. Please contact GCSAA at 800-472-7878 or mbrhelp@gcsaa.org to order.