Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salary

Over three-fourths of Commercial Construction Superintendents in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $49K to $110K per year, but median earnings come to around $73K annually. Total incomes of Commercial Construction Superintendents incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $12K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $49K and $110K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and approximately one-half have dental, too. Work is enjoyable for Commercial Construction Superintendents, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$49,730 - $105,531
(Median)
$50K
$73K
$110K
MEDIAN: $72,605
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$19.04 - $43.03
(Median)
$19
$28
$43
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,730 - $105,531  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,033  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,229  
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).
)
$48,590 - $110,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,801
National Hourly Rate 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.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.04 - $43.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.63  
Overtime
$24.83 - $59.59  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,033  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,229  
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).
)
$48,590 - $110,310  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 965
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: 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

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

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 VP of Construction Management Operations, they may see a strong upturn in salary. VPs of Construction Management Operations earn $125K on average per year. Many Commercial Construction Superintendents choose to become Construction Superintendents and Construction Project Managers as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $4K less and $3K less, respectively.

Construction Superintendent Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Popular Employer Salaries for Construction Superintendent, Commercial


Turner Construction Company, Skanska Usa Building Incorporated, Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc., Structuretone, Inc., and Gilbane are all popular places to work. Those at Jr Abbott can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $108K. Skanska Usa Building Incorporated, Core Construction, and Structuretone, Inc. also offer top salaries for Commercial Construction Superintendents. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $98K, $97K, and $96K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc. at $78K, and Turner Construction Company where $86K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Commercial Construction Superintendents there earn up to $129K.

Popular Skills for Construction Superintendent, Commercial


Commercial Construction Superintendents report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Budget Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Those listing Operations Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Most people skilled in Blueprints are similarly competent in Contractor Management and Project Coordinating.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Superintendent, Commercial

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


For Commercial Construction Superintendents, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $55K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $65K. On average, Commercial Construction Superintendents make $73K following one to two decades on the job. Commercial Construction Superintendents who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $81K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $72,755

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

Commercial Construction Superintendents will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 41 percent. Commercial Construction Superintendents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+30 percent), Chicago (+24 percent), San Diego (+22 percent), and Washington (+21 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Orlando is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Charlotte (11 percent lower) and Atlanta (5 percent lower).

Construction Superintendent, Commercial Reviews

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

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.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salaries



National Average
$73,000



Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salaries




Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 3%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Contractor Management
up arrow 1%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 1%

Job Scheduling
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$73,000

Commercial
up arrow 1%

Blueprints
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 835 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 24%
ADVERTISEMENT