Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Assistant Construction Superintendents earn an average of $57K annually. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by location, followed by the specific employer and experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most Assistant Construction Superintendents like their work and job satisfaction is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$39,978 - $78,041
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$40K
$57K
$78K
MEDIAN: $57,042
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$13.63 - $30.99
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$14
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,978 - $78,041  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,775  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$37,791 - $80,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 702
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.63 - $30.99  
   
Overtime
$21.45 - $42.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,775  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$37,791 - $80,184  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 212
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Job Description for Assistant Construction Superintendent

Assistant construction superintendents work for construction companies to provide on-site supervision and work under the direction of the superintendent, who leads the efforts of both regular employees and subcontractors. It's important to make sure that construction is always carried out in a safe and efficient manner, and they must also ensure quality work within certain deadlines and time-constraints.

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Assistant Construction Superintendent Tasks

  • 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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Assistant Construction Superintendents who transition into a Construction Project Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $75K per year. Typical career progression for an Assistant Construction Superintendent involves becoming a Commercial Construction Superintendent or a Construction Superintendent, roles that pay $14K more and $13K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Construction Superintendent


Those at Shawmut Design and Construction can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $77K.

Popular Skills for Assistant Construction Superintendent


Assistant Construction Superintendents seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Construction Estimating, Project, Blueprints, and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Those listing People Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Operations Management and Carpenter also typically command lower compensation. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $52K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $62K. Assistant Construction Superintendents claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $64K. Assistant Construction Superintendents with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

Pay Difference by Location

42%

22%

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National Average: $56,254

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

Assistant Construction Superintendents will find that Seattle offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 42 percent. Assistant Construction Superintendents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Denver (+22 percent), Boston (+15 percent), Atlanta (+14 percent), and Houston (+9 percent). Phoenix ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Austin and San Antonio (9 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Assistant Construction Superintendent Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Construction Superintendent Salaries

Construction Estimating
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Blueprints
up arrow 4%

Contractor Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
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Project Management
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Scheduling
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Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$56,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Carpenter
up arrow 3%

Operations Management
up arrow 11%

People Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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