Assistant Construction Superintendent Salary (United States)

Most Assistant Construction Superintendents in the United States are men, earning an average of $54,075 per year. Pay starts at $35,168 and can approach $77,601 per year on the higher side. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. Most Assistant Construction Superintendents like their work and job satisfaction is high. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Assistant Construction Superintendent Salary (?
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$35,505 - $75,223
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MEDIAN: $54,208
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Assistant Construction Superintendent Salary (?
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$12.19 - $30.81
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$35,505 - $75,223  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,977  
Profit Sharing
$906 - $3,973  
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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$35,168 - $77,601  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 576
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.19 - $30.81  
   
Overtime
$17.42 - $37.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,977  
   
Profit Sharing
$906 - $3,973  
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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$35,168 - $77,601  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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Job Description for Assistant Construction Superintendent

  • Enforce safety and legal regulations to ensure a safe job site.
  • Communicate with subcontractors and field staff to ensure adherence to schedules, plans, and specifications.
  • Monitor daily activities and compile reports on progress, compliance, and obstacles.
  • Inspect completed and in progress structures and sites for safety, compliance, and conforming to material and structural needs.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Construction Superintendent

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Compensation may increase greatly for Assistant Construction Superintendents who advance in their career. Upper-end positions like Construction Manager may make an additional $18,752 per year than lower-end positions. Assistant Construction Superintendents can earn $14,380 or $12,689 more per year when they move into roles as Commercial Construction Superintendents or Construction Superintendents, a common transition for those in the field.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Construction Superintendent

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Windows Operating System General Use, Project Management, and Project are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 9 percent, 7 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Contractor Management indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Construction Superintendent

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Starting out, salaries fall in the $50K range but grow to $60K after five to 10 years. Earnings total $58K after one to two decades. After two decades in the field, Assistant Construction Superintendents continue to experience steady salary growth, and typical compensation averages $61K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one-fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining less than 10 percent. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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$54,000
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For Assistant Construction Superintendents, heading east means bigger paychecks—those in New York, Washington, and Boston earn more on average than Assistant Construction Superintendents in the rest of the country. The smallest paychecks in the market, 14 percent south of the national average, can be found in Miami. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Chicago and Austin (-9 percent and -8 percent, respectively).

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Experience Affects Assistant Construction Superintendent Salaries

National Average
$54,000

Skills That Affect Assistant Construction Superintendent Salaries

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National Average
$54,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 17%
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