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Construction Foreman Salary

Men make up the majority of Construction Foremans in the United States, bringing in about $20.91 per hour. Total cash compensation to Construction Foremans approaches anywhere from $34K on the lower end to $78K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than two-fifths are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by roughly a third. Job satisfaction for Construction Foremans is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$36,239 - $83,065
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$83K
MEDIAN: $54,210
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$15.03 - $32.07
(Median)
$15
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $20
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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,239 - $83,065  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,930  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,872  
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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$34,024 - $78,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 765
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
$15.03 - $32.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.96  
Overtime
$21.05 - $45.27  
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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,930  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,872  
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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$34,024 - $78,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,386

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Job Description for Construction Foreman

A construction foreman works in offices and on the site of construction zones, overseeing work and making sure everything is up to code and is being built safely and correctly. This job requires a good eye for detail, management skills, organization, leadership and the ability to read blueprints.

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Construction Foreman Tasks

  • Coordinate essential personnelon-site for the project.
  • Communicate and enforce all safety regulations.
  • Manage supplies, materials and equipment.
  • Plan, direct and budget activities concerned with the construction of structures, facilities or systems.
  • Read and interpret site plans, construction drawings and scopes of work.

Common Career Paths for Construction Foreman


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For Construction Foremans, progressing to a Construction Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Construction Manager can earn $73K annually. It is quite typical for Construction Foremans to transition into roles as Construction Project Managers or Commercial Construction Superintendents, where reported median earnings are $19K and $18K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Construction Foreman


Construction Foremans seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Welding, Contractor Management, Adobe Acrobat, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Roofing Materials Installation. Most people skilled in Blueprints are similarly competent in Contractor Management and Machine Operation.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Foreman

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


Construction Foremans with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $43K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $47K. Construction Foremans with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $52K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $58K.

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Construction Foremans, 25 percent above the national average. Construction Foremans will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+25 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), Boston (+20 percent), and New York (+19 percent). Construction Foremans in San Antonio make 27 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Atlanta and Tampa earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (17 percent less and 7 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Construction Foreman Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Construction Foreman Salaries

Welding
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Contractor Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Blueprints
up arrow 1%

Machine Operation
up arrow 1%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Project
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$51,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 1%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 1%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 532 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
40%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 42%
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