Construction Superintendents represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $90K per year — though Assistant Project Managers of Construction, Project Engineers, and Assistant Construction Superintendents also do fairly well at approximately $85K, about $63K, and $51K, respectively.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $81K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $62K per year. The greater proportion of employees (27 percent) report 20 years or more of experience and bring home median pay of around $68K annually.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $85K per year) can be spotted in Orlando, Fla.; Irving, Texas ($73K), Dallas, Texas ($71K), and Nashville, Tenn. ($65K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, Texas offers the highest pay at approximately $72K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than OSHA 10 Hour Specialists, who make about $84K per year. Archer Western Contractors, Ltd. provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Science (MS) — these employees rake in around $130K annually.
Employees who count Contractor Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $87K per year. Construction Estimating also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; just over two-fifths of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers are also familiar with Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.
Benefits and Perks
Archer Western Contractors, Ltd. lets only one-half of employees take paid vacation and only 43 percent take sick leave. Most survey participants allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Archer Western Contractors, Ltd. provides health insurance to a large number of employees, and a large number of respondents do receive dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a company cell phone, life insurance, a casual working environment, and relocation expenses.