Construction Foreman Salary

Construction Foremans in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $20.96 per hour. Total cash earnings of Construction Foremans range from $34K on the low end to $79K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $6K, respectively. Residence and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While more than two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and close to a third have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,153 - $82,850
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$83K
MEDIAN: $54,286
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$15.03 - $32.26
(Median)
$15
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,153 - $82,850  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,918  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,980  
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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$34,069 - $78,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 754
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.03 - $32.26  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.96  
Overtime
$20.98 - $45.26  
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.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,918  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,980  
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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$34,069 - $78,639  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,328

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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.

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Construction Foremans may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Construction Manager. The latter position pays an average of $73K annually. Construction Foremans moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Construction Project Managers or Commercial Construction Superintendents. The median paychecks in those roles are $19K higher and $18K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Construction Foreman


Construction Foremans seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Welding, Adobe Acrobat, Contractor Management, and Windows Operating System General Use are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Blueprints also tend to know 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 a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $43K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $47K. Construction Foremans bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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


For Construction Foremans, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Construction Foremans will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+25 percent), Boston (+23 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), and New York (+20 percent). Construction Foremans in San Antonio report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 27 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Orlando (14 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Construction Foreman Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Construction Foreman Salaries

Welding
up arrow 4%

Contractor Management
up arrow 3%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 2%

Blueprints
up arrow 1%

Project
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

Machine Operation
0%

Construction Estimating
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
0%

National Average
$51,000

AutoCAD
up arrow 2%

Roofing Materials Installation
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 525 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: 24% employee benefits None: 42%