Assistant Construction Superintendent Salary

Assistant Construction Superintendents in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $55K annually. Cash earnings for Assistant Construction Superintendents — including $8K in bonuses and $4K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $37K to $78K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part 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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$38,481 - $75,369

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$14.06 - $31.21

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,481 - $75,369  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,934  
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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$37,355 - $77,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 729
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.06 - $31.21  
   
Overtime
$18.30 - $40.70  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,934  
   
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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$37,355 - $77,963  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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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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While not commonly seen, Assistant Construction Superintendents who transition into a Construction Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Construction Managers is $73K per year. When Assistant Construction Superintendents are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Commercial Construction Superintendents or Construction Superintendents. Those roles pay an additional $13K and $12K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Construction Superintendent


Survey results suggest that Assistant Construction Superintendents put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in AutoCAD, Project, Project Management, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Blueprints and Scheduling. Those proficient in Microsoft Office are, more often than not, also skilled in Contractor Management and Microsoft Word. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know 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, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $52K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $60K. Assistant Construction Superintendents with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $61K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Assistant Construction Superintendent generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $63K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 20 percent, Assistant Construction Superintendents in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Assistant Construction Superintendents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+14 percent), Seattle (+12 percent), Raleigh (+11 percent), and Los Angeles (+10 percent). Austin ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 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 13%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Project
up arrow 2%

Contractor 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 122 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
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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