Nearly three in five of Building Superintendents in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $25K to $75K per year, and the average comes out to $50K annually. Overall cash earnings for Building Superintendents stretch from $25K on the lower end to $75K near the top, and the heftier packages encompass bonuses that can (rarely) exceed $10K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Although just under one in three lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and just over two-fifths get dental coverage, too. The majority of Building Superintendents claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,495 - $76,224
(Median)
$27K
$50K
$76K
MEDIAN: $50,029
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90%

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$11.18 - $28.96
(Median)
$11
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$27,495 - $76,224  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,771  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$25,482 - $75,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 209
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.18 - $28.96  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.63  
Overtime
$16.32 - $48.98  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,771  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$25,482 - $75,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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Job Description for Building Superintendent

Building superintendents oversee day-to-day operations for their building, handling aspects such as maintenance, electricity, and plumbing. They are responsible for delegating responsibilities to subordinates and overseeing quality control in areas such as production and maintenance. Building superintendents must ensure reports and work schedules are processed in a timely manner. They are also responsible for ordering maintenance supplies, supervising work-order requests, and handling employee issues and complaints. These professionals typically report to the plant manager, presenting relevant data and information as needed.

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Building Superintendent Tasks

  • Perform or arrange for general building and fixture repairs.
  • Supervise all general building maintenance.
  • Supervise maintenance of landscaping and upkeep of grounds equipment.
  • Keep the building in a clean and orderly condition by examining the building on a regular basis for needed repairs, maintenance, and cleanliness.
  • Supervise maintenance staff and outside contractors.

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Popular Skills for Building Superintendent


Survey results imply that Building Superintendents deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Contractor Management, Project Management, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 11 percent. Those listing Carpentry as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Cleaning and Painting also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Contractor Management also know Project Management and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Building Superintendent

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


Building Superintendents with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. During the first five years of their careers, Building Superintendents see a median income of $40K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $44K. Building Superintendents with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $50K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $55K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,527

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

For those looking to make money, Building Superintendents in Philadelphia enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 14 percent above the national average. Building Superintendents will also find cushy salaries in New York (+5 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Boston, 12 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Building Superintendent Salaries



National Average
$48,000



Skills That Affect Building Superintendent Salaries







National Average
$48,000

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 30%
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