Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salary

Nearly three in four of Commercial Construction Superintendents in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $49K to $115K per year, and the average comes out to $75K annually. In the world of Commercial Construction Superintendents, overall income ranges from $49K near the bottom to $115K at the top; this can include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. While geography and years of experience impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Although approximately one in four lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a little over a half get dental coverage, too. Most Commercial Construction Superintendents like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,571 - $110,611
$51K
$75K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,929
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$19.23 - $43.50
$19
$28
$43
MEDIAN: $28.06
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$0$115K
Salary $50,571 - $110,611
Bonus $295.90 - $14,089
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,970
Commission $50.00
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).
)
$49,258 - $115,111
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,725
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $19.23 - $43.50
Hourly Tips $1.82
Overtime $25.09 - $60.29
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $295.90 - $14,089
Commission $50.00
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,970
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).
)
$49,258 - $115,111
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 750

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Employers: Start Here »

Job Description for Construction Superintendent, Commercial

A commercial construction superintendent manages day-to-day construction operations in the commercial industry, which includes building and renovating for retail, food service, and office industries. The superintendent spends much of the day communicating with clients on the status of their construction projects and communicating with architects on design status and efficacy.

Read More...

Construction Superintendent, Commercial Tasks

  • Plan, coordinate and schedule construction projects.
  • Is responsible for the quality of work and for keeping the project on time and within budget.
  • Is the sole person in supervision over the construction workers.

Common Career Paths for Construction Superintendent, Commercial


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


As Commercial Construction Superintendents transition into upper-level roles such as General Superintendent, they may see a strong upturn in salary. General Superintendents earn $104K on average per year. A lot of Commercial Construction Superintendents advance their careers by becoming Construction Superintendents and Construction Project Managers. However, those positions offer $5K less and $5K less per year on average.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Construction Superintendent, Commercial


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Commercial Construction Superintendents include Turner Construction Company, Skanska Usa Building Incorporated, Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc., Structuretone, Inc., and The Beck Group. Commercial Construction Superintendents seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Balfour Beatty, where the average salary comes to $119K. Other leaders in compensation levels are The Clark Construction Group Inc., LLC at $115K, Clune Construction at $109K, and Jr Abbott, where Commercial Construction Superintendents annually earn $108K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Wespac Construction at $72K, and Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc. where $85K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Commercial Construction Superintendents there earn up to $121K.

Popular Skills for Construction Superintendent, Commercial


Survey results imply that Commercial Construction Superintendents deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Budget Management, Construction Estimating, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 13 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Blueprints. Most people skilled in Blueprints are similarly competent in Contractor Management and Project Coordinating.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Superintendent, Commercial

Pay by Experience for a Construction Superintendent, Commercial has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Superintendent, Commercial with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 592 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Superintendent, Commercial with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 676 salaries. An experienced Construction Superintendent, Commercial which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 1,407 salaries. A Construction Superintendent, Commercial with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 1,514 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,741

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

For Commercial Construction Superintendents, busy Seattle offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 26 percent above the national average. Commercial Construction Superintendents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+24 percent), New York (+24 percent), San Diego (+24 percent), and Los Angeles (+16 percent). Charlotte ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 14 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Orlando (12 percent lower) and Atlanta (6 percent lower).

Construction Superintendent, Commercial Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Construction Superintendent, Commercial?

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Augusta:
"Exciting."
Pros: It is forever changing and challenging.
Cons: Stressful at times. Busy days. Long days.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Dallas:
"Cronyism alive and well."
Pros: I like what I do the industry is exciting and everyday brings something new.
Cons: Those who are picked out personally by upper management succeed. Others are not given a fair shot. If you were hired at past middle age you do not have an opportunity for advancement. Unless you were hired at a high level position. Most are in fear for their job.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Atlanta:
"Head on a swivel at all times, Responsible for all people on."
Pros: Learning how to build certain things and meeting new people.
Cons: Not time in the day to complete your work. Always busy and responsible for someone or something.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Los Angeles:
"Intense."
Pros: Working with people.
Cons: Too many hours worked.

Related Job Salaries

Key Stats for Construction Superintendent, Commercial

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 671 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
45%
ADVERTISEMENT
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
United States (change)

Experience Affects Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salaries

▲11%

▲2%

National Average
$75,000

▼9%

▼26%

Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salaries




Operations Management
▲3%


▲1%


National Average
$75,000



Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼1%

Project Management
▼1%



▼3%

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 671 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 26%
ADVERTISEMENT