Building Superintendent Salary

The majority of Building Superintendents in the United States — three in five — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $25K to $74K per year, and the median is $49K per year. In the world of Building Superintendents, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $25K and $74K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although nearly one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a fair number do enjoy medical insurance, and slightly less than one-half get dental coverage, too. Work is enjoyable for Building Superintendents, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$24,743 - $74,673
(Median)
$25K
$49K
$75K
MEDIAN: $48,639
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50%
90%

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$11.70 - $29.03
(Median)
$12
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,743 - $74,673  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,615  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,057  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$24,931 - $74,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 237
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.70 - $29.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$16.28 - $49.08  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,615  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,057  
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).
)
$24,931 - $74,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 153
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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


Survey results imply that Building Superintendents put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Contractor Management, Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Carpentry and Plumbing as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Those proficient in Contractor Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Plumbing and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Building Superintendent

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


Building Superintendents with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $37K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $43K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Building Superintendents make a median salary of $49K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $55K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,764

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Building Superintendents working in New York earn a bit more than the national average, but overall, earnings in this area are not heavily influenced by geographic location. The smallest paychecks in the market, 13 percent south of the national average, can be found in Boston.

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Experience Affects Building Superintendent Salaries



National Average
$46,000



Skills That Affect Building Superintendent Salaries




Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Office
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$46,000

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Carpentry
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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