Building Superintendent Salary

Building Superintendents who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up about three-fifths of Building Superintendents. Pay fluctuates from $25K to $74K per year, but expected earnings average $49K annually. In the world of Building Superintendents, total cash compensation can vary between $25K and $74K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $5K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While some workers in this profession — nearly one in four — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and slightly less than half have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Building Superintendents, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,743 - $74,673
(Median)
$25K
$49K
$75K
MEDIAN: $48,639
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$11.70 - $29.03
(Median)
$12
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,743 - $74,673  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,615  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,057  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$24,931 - $74,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 237
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.70 - $29.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$16.28 - $49.08  
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 - $9,615  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,057  
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).
)
$24,931 - $74,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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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 suggest that Building Superintendents put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Contractor Management, Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Carpentry and Plumbing, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. The majority of those who know Contractor Management also know Plumbing 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $37K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $43K. Building Superintendents see a median salary of $49K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $55K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,764

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Building Superintendents working in New York make slightly more than the national average, but overall, geography does not significantly influence pay in this role. Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Boston is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Building Superintendent Salaries



National Average
$46,000



Skills That Affect Building Superintendent Salaries




Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Office
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Carpentry
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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