Assistant Construction Superintendent Salary

Assistant Construction Superintendents in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $56K annually. Total cash compensation for Assistant Construction Superintendents runs from $36K to $79K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $8K and profit sharing that can reach almost $4K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. The majority of Assistant Construction Superintendents claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$37,241 - $75,310
(Median)
$37K
$56K
$75K
MEDIAN: $55,668
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$13.82 - $32.32
(Median)
$14
$20
$32
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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,241 - $75,310  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,788  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $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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$36,032 - $78,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 655
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.82 - $32.32  
   
Overtime
$17.95 - $41.25  
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 - $7,788  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $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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$36,032 - $78,609  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134

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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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At the upper end, Assistant Construction Superintendents who move into a Construction Manager role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for Construction Managers is a much higher $73K 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


Assistant Construction Superintendents report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Scheduling, Project, Windows Operating System General Use, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Blueprints. Most people skilled in Microsoft Office are similarly competent 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 many Assistant Construction Superintendents, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $51K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $61K. Assistant Construction Superintendents see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $63K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Assistant Construction Superintendents that is 36 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Assistant Construction Superintendents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+21 percent), Raleigh (+16 percent), Washington (+15 percent), and Boston (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Austin, which sits 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

Scheduling
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Project Management
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Project
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Contractor Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$56,000

Blueprints
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 15%