Construction Foreman Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Construction Foremans earn an average of $21.76 per hour. Cash earnings for Construction Foremans — which occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $35K to approximately $82K. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by residence, but experience level and the specific company are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Construction Foremans. Although more than two-fifths lack health benefits of any kind, over one-half do enjoy medical insurance, and more than a third get dental coverage, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$36,758 - $81,847
$37K
$56K
$82K
MEDIAN: $55,826
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$15.49 - $34.38
$15
$22
$34
MEDIAN: $21.76
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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
$36,758 - $81,847  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,824  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,138  
Commission
$1,500  
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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$35,069 - $81,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 930
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.49 - $34.38  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $9.10  
Overtime
$21.94 - $45.98  
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 - $5,824  
   
Commission
$1,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,138  
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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$35,069 - $81,635  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,980

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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. It is quite typical for Construction Foremans to transition into roles as Construction Project Managers or Commercial Construction Superintendents, where reported median earnings are $18K and $17K higher per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Construction Foreman


Miller Pipeline Corporation offers the largest salaries in town — $63K on average.

Popular Skills for Construction Foreman


Survey takers working as Construction Foremans report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Welding, Blueprints, and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Roofing Materials Installation. It is often found that people who know Blueprints are also skilled in Project Management and Contractor Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Foreman

Pay by Experience for a Construction Foreman has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Foreman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 820 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Foreman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 1,065 salaries. An experienced Construction Foreman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 1,730 salaries. A Construction Foreman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 960 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,543

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Construction Foremans, New York provides a pay rate that is 27 percent greater than the national average. Construction Foremans will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+20 percent), Houston (+13 percent), Baltimore (+10 percent), and San Diego (+8 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 17 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Phoenix and Charlotte (12 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Construction Foreman Reviews

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 708 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Construction Foreman Salaries

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$53,000

▼4%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Construction Foreman Salaries

▲5%


▲2%







Machine Operation
▼0%

National Average
$53,000

▼1%

Team Leadership
▼1%

Project
▼1%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 708 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 44%
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