Building Superintendent Salary

Building Superintendents in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and approximately three in five have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $48K annually, but may range from $25K to $73K per year. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — just under a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by just under one-half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,475 - $74,554
(Median)
$24K
$48K
$75K
MEDIAN: $48,234
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$11.79 - $28.78
(Median)
$12
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,475 - $74,554  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,000  
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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$24,955 - $73,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.79 - $28.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13 - $6.63  
Overtime
$15.91 - $45.96  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,000  
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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$24,955 - $73,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | 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


Building Superintendents report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Contractor Management, Project Management, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Plumbing, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Contractor Management also tend to know Microsoft Office and Plumbing.

Pay by Experience Level for Building Superintendent

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Building Superintendents. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $34K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $41K. Building Superintendents claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $50K. Building Superintendents who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $57K.

Pay Difference by Location


Building Superintendents working in New York make slightly more than the national average, but overall, geography does not significantly influence pay in this role. Boston is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Building Superintendent Salaries



National Average
$45,000



Skills That Affect Building Superintendent Salaries



Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$45,000





Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 28%
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