Assistant Construction Superintendent Salary

Assistant Construction Superintendents in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $56K annually. Total cash earnings of Assistant Construction Superintendents range from $37K on the low end to $78K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $8K and $4K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$38,559 - $75,222
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$75K
MEDIAN: $55,546
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90%

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$14.01 - $31.44
(Median)
$14
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,559 - $75,222  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,867  
Profit Sharing
$1,445 - $4,000  
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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$37,196 - $77,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 713
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.01 - $31.44  
   
Overtime
$18.24 - $40.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,867  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,445 - $4,000  
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).
)
$37,196 - $77,729  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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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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Though some Assistant Construction Superintendents move into positions like Construction Manager (where the average salary is $73K), this progression is not the norm. A common career progression for an Assistant Construction Superintendent is to become a Commercial Construction Superintendent or a Construction Superintendent. Compared to Assistant Construction Superintendents, the first group earns $13K more on average, and the second group earns $12K more.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Construction Superintendent


Assistant Construction Superintendents seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in AutoCAD, Project, Project Management, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Blueprints and Scheduling. Those educated in Microsoft Excel tend to be well versed in Microsoft Word. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent in Contractor Management and Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Construction Superintendent

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Assistant Construction Superintendents, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $52K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $61K. Assistant Construction Superintendents who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $61K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $63K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Assistant Construction Superintendents, 34 percent higher than the national average. Assistant Construction Superintendents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+21 percent), Washington (+14 percent), Raleigh (+11 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 9 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Assistant Construction Superintendent Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Construction Superintendent Salaries

AutoCAD
up arrow 14%

Contractor Management
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Project
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$56,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 7%

Blueprints
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 121 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 15%
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