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Building Superintendent Salary

The majority of Building Superintendents in the United States — close to three-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $25K to $74K per year, and the median is $48K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and more than two-fifths have dental, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Building Superintendents. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$24,680 - $74,999
(Median)
$25K
$48K
$75K
MEDIAN: $48,381
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50%
90%

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$11.74 - $28.65
(Median)
$12
$18
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary 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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,680 - $74,999  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,020  
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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$25,023 - $73,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.74 - $28.65  
   
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 - $6,020  
   
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).
)
$25,023 - $73,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133

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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 wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Contractor Management, Project Management, Windows Operating System General Use, and Plumbing are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office. Those educated in Contractor Management tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office and Plumbing.

Pay by Experience Level for Building Superintendent

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


For many Building Superintendents, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $34K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $41K on average. For Building Superintendents, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $49K. Building Superintendents who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $56K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Building Superintendents, 7 percent higher than the national average. Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Boston.

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Experience Affects Building Superintendent Salaries



National Average
$45,000


Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Building Superintendent Salaries



Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$45,000

Plumbing
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 28%
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