Building Superintendent Salary (United States)

Building Superintendents in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt—about two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $25,466 to $72,946 per year, typical earnings come to $43,909 per year. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, 24 percent are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by most and dental insurance is reported by about half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This outline is based on answers to PayScale's salary survey.
Building Superintendent Salary (?
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$24,766 - $74,129
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MEDIAN: $44,792
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Building Superintendent Salary (?
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$12.07 - $27.73
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,766 - $74,129  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
Total Pay (?
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$25,466 - $72,946  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 152
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.07 - $27.73  
   
Overtime
$16.19 - $44.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,243  
   
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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$25,466 - $72,946  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 111
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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. Contractor Management and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 16 percent and 5 percent respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in Contractor Management indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office and Plumbing.

Pay by Experience Level for Building Superintendent

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Building Superintendents with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Starting out, salaries are typically $35K, which grows to $41K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, salary hovers around $47K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Building Superintendents earning an average of $55K per year. This workforce includes a range of age distribution and is widely spread out: of those who responded, 37 percent have between one and nine years of experience; 33 percent have 10-20 years, and the remaining 28 percent report more than a couple decades of experience.

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Experience Affects Building Superintendent Salaries

National Average
$44,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Building Superintendent Salaries

Project Management
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Microsoft Office
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Plumbing
0%
Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$44,000
Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 24%
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