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Building Superintendent Salary

Roughly three in five of Building Superintendents in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $25K to $73K per year, and the average comes out to $45K annually. Although about one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly less than one-half get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction for Building Superintendents is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$24,526 - $74,413
(Median)
$25K
$45K
$74K
MEDIAN: $45,260
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$12.03 - $27.92
(Median)
$12
$18
$28
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,526 - $74,413  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
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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$25,290 - $73,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $27.92  
   
Overtime
$15.91 - $43.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,183  
   
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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$25,290 - $73,124  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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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, Microsoft Office, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people skilled in Contractor Management are similarly competent 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.


Building Superintendents generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $35K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $40K. Building Superintendents see a median salary of $47K after reaching one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $53K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Building Superintendents in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 7 percent above the national average.

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Experience Affects Building Superintendent Salaries



National Average
$44,000


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Skills That Affect Building Superintendent Salaries



Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$44,000

Microsoft Word
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Plumbing
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 25%