Assistant Construction Superintendent Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Assistant Construction Superintendents earn an average of $56K annually. In the world of Assistant Construction Superintendents, overall income ranges from $37K near the bottom to $80K at the top; this can include more than $8K from bonuses and more than $4K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of Assistant Construction Superintendents claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,721 - $76,759
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$77K
MEDIAN: $55,854
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$13.68 - $33.20
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$14
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$33
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$38,721 - $76,759  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,181  
Profit Sharing
$1,445 - $4,027  
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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$36,817 - $79,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 837
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.68 - $33.20  
   
Overtime
$19.27 - $41.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,181  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,445 - $4,027  
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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$36,817 - $79,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 196
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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.

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At the upper end, Assistant Construction Superintendents who move into a Construction Project Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Construction Project Managers is a much higher $75K per year. Commercial Construction Superintendents or Construction Superintendents are common next-step roles for Assistant Construction Superintendents moving up in their careers; annual pay for Commercial Construction Superintendents is $13K higher on average, and it's $12K higher for Construction Superintendents.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Construction Superintendent


Survey takers working as Assistant Construction Superintendents report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Job Scheduling, Project Management, Project, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Carpenter, Blueprints, and Construction Estimating. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel 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.


Assistant Construction Superintendents with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $52K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $61K on average — a distinctly larger sum. After working for 10 to 20 years, Assistant Construction Superintendents make a median salary of $62K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $63K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $56,036

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Assistant Construction Superintendents, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 47 percent greater than the national average. Assistant Construction Superintendents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+17 percent), New York (+16 percent), Washington (+13 percent), and Boston (+8 percent). Assistant Construction Superintendents in Phoenix report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 20 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and Charlotte (8 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Assistant Construction Superintendent Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Construction Superintendent Salaries

Job Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Project
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Contractor Management
0%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$56,000

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

Blueprints
up arrow 9%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 9%

Carpenter
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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