Building Superintendent Salary

With just under three-fifths of Building Superintendents in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Building Superintendents is $49K per year and can range from $25K on the lower end to $74K per year near the higher end. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Although a fair number have medical coverage and just under one-half have dental coverage, one-fourth claim no health benefits at all. For the most part, Building Superintendents enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$24,717 - $74,475

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$11.85 - $28.91

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$24,717 - $74,475  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
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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$25,202 - $73,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.85 - $28.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13 - $6.63  
Overtime
$16.07 - $45.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,054  
   
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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$25,202 - $73,790  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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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 pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Contractor Management, Project Management, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Plumbing, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. Most people familiar with 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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Building Superintendents. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $35K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $41K on average. Building Superintendents bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Building Superintendents with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $56K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Building Superintendents, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Boston is the lowest-paying area, 12 percent south of the national average.

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Experience Affects Building Superintendent Salaries



National Average
$45,000



Skills That Affect Building Superintendent Salaries



Windows Operating System General Use
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National Average
$45,000





Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 27%
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