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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 per year. Total cash compensation to Assistant Construction Superintendents bottoms out near $36K and approaches $78K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $8K from bonuses and almost $4K from profit sharing. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$37,804 - $75,104
(Median)
$38K
$56K
$75K
MEDIAN: $55,542
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90%

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$13.37 - $31.20
(Median)
$13
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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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
$37,804 - $75,104  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,823  
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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$36,238 - $78,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 677
National Hourly Rate 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$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.37 - $31.20  
   
Overtime
$17.92 - $41.06  
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 - $7,823  
   
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).
)
$36,238 - $78,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 140

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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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For Assistant Construction Superintendents, progressing to a Construction Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Construction Manager can earn $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, Scheduling, Project, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Blueprints. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Assistant Construction Superintendents — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $51K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $61K. Assistant Construction Superintendents claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $61K. 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 will also find cushy salaries in New York (+21 percent), Washington (+15 percent), Raleigh (+15 percent), and Boston (+13 percent). Austin is the lowest-paying area, 8 percent south of 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%

Scheduling
up arrow 10%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Project
up arrow 2%

Contractor Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$56,000

Blueprints
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 125 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

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