Men make up the majority of Construction Foremans in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $21.70 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $5K and $6K, respectively — total cash payment to Construction Foremans can bottom out near $35K or peak near $81K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by location, followed by tenure and the specific company. Although just over a half have medical coverage and more than a third have dental coverage, more than two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Work is enjoyable for Construction Foremans, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,722 - $82,567
$39K
$56K
$83K
MEDIAN: $56,028
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50%
90%

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$15.45 - $33.90
$15
$22
$34
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,722 - $82,567  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,174  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,024  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$35,082 - $80,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 862
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.45 - $33.90  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $6.39  
Overtime
$21.92 - $45.44  
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 - $5,174  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,024  
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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$35,082 - $80,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,875

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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

  • 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.
  • Manage supplies, materials and equipment.
  • Coordinate essential personnelon-site for the project.
  • Communicate and enforce all safety regulations.

Common Career Paths for Construction Foreman


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Construction Foremans who go on to become Construction Project Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Construction Project Managers is $75K annually. A common career progression for a Construction Foreman is to become a Construction Project Manager or a Commercial Construction Superintendent. Compared to Construction Foremans, the first group earns $18K more on average, and the second group earns $18K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Construction Foreman


Archer Western Contractors, Ltd. attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $60K.

Popular Skills for Construction Foreman


Survey results imply that Construction Foremans deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Welding, Blueprints, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Roofing Materials Installation. Most people experienced in Blueprints also know Project Management 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $45K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Construction Foremans make a median salary of $54K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $58K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,306

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With a pay rate for Construction Foremans that is 45 percent greater than the national average, Boston offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Construction Foremans will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Seattle (+20 percent), Houston (+13 percent), and Baltimore (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in San Antonio, 18 percent below the national average. Workers in Phoenix and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

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Q: What is it like working as a Construction Foreman?

Construction Foreman in Grand Rapids:
"Construction."
Pros: I like being able to look back on my work and see what I've built. I also like the ability to move up quickly in the company.
Cons: I don't like how because of my young age people treat me like I don't know what I'm talking about or pay me less then someone else just because I am younger.

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Key Stats for Construction Foreman

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 621 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Construction Foreman Salaries



National Average
$52,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 621 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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