Entry-Level Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salary

Entry-Level Commercial Construction Superintendents pull down an average of $56K per year. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Commercial Construction Superintendents — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $38K to approximately $81K. Although the larger part have medical coverage and just under one-half have dental coverage, around one in three claim no health benefits at all. Most Entry-Level Commercial Construction Superintendents report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$39,929 - $78,563
$40K
$56K
$79K
MEDIAN: $55,872
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50%
90%

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$14.65 - $31.70
$15
$20
$32
MEDIAN: $20.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,929 - $78,563  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,716  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,250  
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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$37,883 - $81,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 471
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.65 - $31.70  
   
Overtime
$19.75 - $38.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,716  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,250  
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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$37,883 - $81,250  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 145

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,793

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Surpassing the national average by 38 percent, Entry-Level Commercial Construction Superintendents in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Commercial Construction Superintendents will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+19 percent), Washington (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), and Phoenix (+16 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 11 percent south of the national average, can be found in Oklahoma City. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (8 percent lower) and Nashville (5 percent lower).

Construction Superintendent, Commercial Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in River Falls:
"Beware the stress."
Learn to manage your time and schedule without being overwhelmed. Take some down time and take time for yourself to recharge your batteries.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Atlanta:
"How to work smarter."
Remember a superintendent is only as good as the people who work for you, and to listen to advise given to you even the lowest employees.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Denver:
"Never trust another man's work."
Set up a system of checks to confirm the competency of subcontractors. Make sure to streamline it so you have time for all the paperwork and other planning in the day.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in New York:
"Responsibilities And Organization."
Keep track of your daily activities, log in the weather everyday, check your inventory, communicate with your fellow employees, treat each employee equally and respectfully in order to get the right performance out of them, respect your clients, bite your tongue and try to compromise in order for the project to go forward successfully, hold weekly safety meetings, hold weekly meeting on production and give credit to the employees that put forth the energy to give you the best job, limit your friendship with your employees, treat the crew every now and then to coffee, sit down and listen to what employees have to say (good or bad) one on one to build a solid caring /business relationship, listen to the people who have been in this business for a very long time because you do not know everything, be opened minded, read the prints over and over and over again, read the specs, separate and file all divisions, create a chart/folder for RFI's sent and answered & have a chart for submissions.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Green Bay:
"Computer Knowledge."
I would tell anyone starting to take all new construction computer program courses available.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Denver:
"Sell Yourself High! The Squeaky Wheel Gets The Cash."
Sell yourself high. Acquire as many certificates that you can along the way. Find out who decides on promotions and raises. And focus on your communications skills.

Key Stats for Construction Superintendent, Commercial

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
29%
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Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salaries

Budget Management
▲14%


Microsoft Project
▲5%



▲2%

Microsoft Excel
▲2%


Blueprints
▼0%

Safety Compliance
▼0%

Scheduling
▼0%

Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$55,000

Construction Estimating
▼5%

Microsoft Office
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 104 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 32%
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