Construction Foreman Salary

Men make up the majority of Construction Foremans in the United States, bringing in about $21.02 per hour. Overall cash earnings for Construction Foremans stretch from $34K on the lower end to $78K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $5K from bonuses and $5K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Just over two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and nearly one-third claim dental coverage as well. For the most part, Construction Foremans enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$36,462 - $82,897
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$83K
MEDIAN: $54,351
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$15.07 - $31.94
(Median)
$15
$21
$32
MEDIAN: $21.00
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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
$36,462 - $82,897  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,916  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,383  
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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$34,185 - $78,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 817
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
$15.07 - $31.94  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.79  
Overtime
$21.21 - $45.22  
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 - $4,916  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,383  
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).
)
$34,185 - $78,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,537
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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' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Construction Manager. The average Construction Manager brings home $73K per year. 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


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Welding, Adobe Acrobat, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 3 percent and 5 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Roofing Materials Installation. Most people familiar with Blueprints also know Machine Operation and Contractor Management. A tool kit that includes Project Management also typically contains 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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $43K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $47K. For Construction Foremans, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $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


For those looking to make money, Construction Foremans in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Construction Foremans can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), Boston (+20 percent), and Los Angeles (+20 percent). Construction Foremans in San Antonio make 27 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (18 percent lower) and Orlando (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Construction Foreman Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Construction Foreman Salaries

up arrow 5%

Adobe Acrobat
up arrow 4%

Contractor Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 3%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Blueprints
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Project Management
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Construction Estimating
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Microsoft Word
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Machine Operation
0%

Project
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National Average
$51,000

AutoCAD
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 545 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
41%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 34%
vision benefits Vision: 25% employee benefits None: 42%
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