Construction Foreman Salary

Construction Foremans in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $21.06 per hour. Cash earnings for Construction Foremans — including $5K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $34K to $78K depending on individual performance. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. More than two-fifths of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and nearly one in three claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction for Construction Foremans is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,697 - $82,754

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$15.10 - $31.98

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National Salary 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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,697 - $82,754  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,921  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,208  
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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$34,239 - $77,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 822
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $31.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.79  
Overtime
$21.20 - $45.07  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,921  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,208  
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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$34,239 - $77,777  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 2,553
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Job Description for Construction Foreman

A construction foreperson supervises a construction crew. The construction may relate to the erection or repair of a building or and an infrastructure, such as a bridge. The foreperson will schedule work for the crew and may also be responsible for making proposals and obtaining new jobs. The foreperson will be expected to have construction experience. The foreperson will need to assist the crew wherever help is needed, including carrying out hard labor. The abilities to work in extreme temperatures, to work with hand and power tools, to stand and walk for a long period of time, and to lift heavy objects are essential. The foreperson may also work with designers and architects, in order to create blueprints and diagrams.

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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 typically move into roles as Construction Project Managers or Commercial Construction Superintendents, and those positions pay $19K more and $18K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Construction Foreman


Construction Foremans seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Welding, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Roofing Materials Installation. The majority of those who know Project Management also know Contractor Management and Machine Operation. Most people who know Blueprints also know Machine Operation and Contractor Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Foreman

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


For Construction Foremans, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $43K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $47K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $52K. As Construction Foremans reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $58K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Construction Foremans, working in the bustling city of San Diego has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Construction Foremans will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Seattle (+21 percent), Boston (+20 percent), and Los Angeles (+19 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with San Antonio Construction Foremans earning much less — 27 percent less — than the national average. Employers pay around 17 percent less in Atlanta and 7 percent less in Tampa, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Construction Foreman Salaries



National Average
$51,000



Skills That Affect Construction Foreman Salaries

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Adobe Acrobat
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Contractor Management
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Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Office
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Blueprints
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Project Management
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Construction Estimating
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Machine Operation
0%

Microsoft Word
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
19%
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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