Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salary

Commercial Construction Superintendents in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — close to three-fourths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $48K to $114K per year, median earnings come to $74K annually. In the world of Commercial Construction Superintendents, overall income ranges from $48K near the bottom to $114K at the top; this can include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. While geography and years of experience impact pay for this group, the company is the most influential factor. Work is enjoyable for Commercial Construction Superintendents, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While close to one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and a little over a half have dental, as well. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$49,972 - $110,203
$50K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,486
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50%
90%

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$18.62 - $42.69
$19
$28
$43
MEDIAN: $27.55
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,972 - $110,203  
   
Bonus
$291.39 - $14,072  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,987  
Commission
$25.00  
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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$48,314 - $114,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,688
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.62 - $42.69  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.41  
Overtime
$24.45 - $56.37  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$291.39 - $14,072  
   
Commission
$25.00  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,987  
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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$48,314 - $114,307  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 707

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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.

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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


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Commercial Construction Superintendents may progress into high-paying roles like General Superintendent, where median compensation is $104K annually. 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 $5K less and $4K less, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Construction Superintendent, Commercial


Turner Construction Company, Skanska Usa Building Incorporated, Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc., Structuretone, Inc., and The Beck Group are all popular places to work. Balfour Beatty offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $119K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include The Clark Construction Group Inc., LLC, Clune Construction, and Jr Abbott, where Commercial Construction Superintendents typically earn around $115K, $109K, or $108K, respectively.

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


Commercial Construction Superintendents report using 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 7 percent and 14 percent. It is often found that people who know Blueprints are also skilled 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: $74,231

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

With a pay rate for Commercial Construction Superintendents that is 27 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Commercial Construction Superintendents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+25 percent), New York (+25 percent), San Diego (+25 percent), and Los Angeles (+17 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Charlotte, 14 percent below the national average. Workers in Orlando and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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Q: 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.

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Key Stats for Construction Superintendent, Commercial

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 571 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
45%
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Experience Affects Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salaries

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$74,000

▼8%

▼26%

Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salaries




Operations Management
▲4%


▲1%


Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼0%

Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$74,000





▼2%

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 571 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
31%
20 years or more
45%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 25%