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Building Superintendent Salary (United States)

Building Superintendents in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent three-fifths of Building Superintendents. Salaries average out to around $45K per year and spread from $25K to $73K per year. Approximately one in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a fair portion report medical coverage and close to one-half claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Building Superintendents. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
Building Superintendent Salary (?
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$24,766 - $74,129
(Median)
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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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MEDIAN: $18.00
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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 (?
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  
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  
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 seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Contractor Management, Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Most people who know Contractor Management also 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.
Building Superintendents generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $35K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $41K. Building Superintendents with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $47K. Building Superintendents with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $54K. In this field, there is a large range of employee experience; those with the least amount of experience — one to nine years — make up 37 percent of people in the field; those with 10-20 represent 33 percent, and those with the most experience — more than 20 years — account for 28 percent.

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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
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%
Plumbing
0%
Windows Operating System General Use
0%
National Average
$44,000
Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%
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%