Construction Foreman Salary

Construction Foremans in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $21.62 per hour. Total cash earnings of Construction Foremans range from $35K on the low end to $81K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $5K and $6K, respectively. While experience level and the particular employer impact pay for this group, location is the most influential factor. While some workers in this profession — more than two-fifths — do not have any health coverage, slightly more than half do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Construction Foremans, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,349 - $82,410
$38K
$56K
$82K
MEDIAN: $56,180
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$15.37 - $33.85
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MEDIAN: $21.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$38,349 - $82,410  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,194  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,148  
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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$34,953 - $80,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 841
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.37 - $33.85  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $6.55  
Overtime
$21.81 - $45.35  
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 - $5,194  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,148  
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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$34,953 - $80,992  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,792

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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.

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Construction Foremans' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Construction Project Manager. The average Construction Project Manager brings home $75K per year. 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


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

Popular Skills for Construction Foreman


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Welding, Blueprints, and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Roofing Materials Installation. For most people, competency in Blueprints indicates knowledge of 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.


Construction Foremans with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $45K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $50K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $54K. Construction Foremans with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $58K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,323

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 (+14 percent), Baltimore (+10 percent), and San Diego (+9 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, San Antonio is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Phoenix and Charlotte earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 6 percent less, 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 631 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Construction Foreman Salaries

▲12%

▲4%

National Average
$52,000

▼4%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Construction Foreman Salaries

▲5%


▲3%







Machine Operation
▼0%

Team Leadership
▼0%

Project
▼0%

National Average
$52,000

▼1%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 631 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
26%

Common Health Benefits

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