Assistant Construction Superintendent Salary

A sizeable majority of Assistant Construction Superintendents in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $56K annually. Total cash compensation for Assistant Construction Superintendents runs from $37K to $78K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $4K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Assistant Construction Superintendents is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,534 - $75,265
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$75K
MEDIAN: $55,648
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$14.03 - $31.34
(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
$38,534 - $75,265  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,808  
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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$37,133 - $77,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 710
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.03 - $31.34  
   
Overtime
$18.26 - $40.80  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,808  
   
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).
)
$37,133 - $77,762  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 148
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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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There are some Assistant Construction Superintendents — though it's uncommon — that transition into Construction Managers, where earnings are an average $73K annually. It is quite typical for Assistant Construction Superintendents to transition into roles as Commercial Construction Superintendents or Construction Superintendents, where reported median earnings are $13K and $12K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Construction Superintendent


Assistant Construction Superintendents report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in AutoCAD, Project, Project Management, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Blueprints and Scheduling. Those who learned Microsoft Office also tend to know Contractor Management and Microsoft Word. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Construction Superintendent

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


For Assistant Construction Superintendents, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $52K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $61K. For Assistant Construction Superintendents, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $61K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $63K.

Pay Difference by Location


Assistant Construction Superintendents will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 34 percent. Assistant Construction Superintendents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+21 percent), Washington (+14 percent), Boston (+11 percent), and Raleigh (+11 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 9 percent.

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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%

Project
up arrow 2%

Contractor Management
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$56,000

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
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 16%
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