Entry-Level Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salary

The average Entry-Level Commercial Construction Superintendent can expect to rake in roughly $57K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $8K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Commercial Construction Superintendents spread between $38K and $81K depending on individual performance. For the most part, Entry-Level Commercial Construction Superintendents enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a majority and dental coverage is claimed by slightly less than half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,237 - $78,841
$40K
$57K
$79K
MEDIAN: $57,182
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50%
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$14.89 - $31.76
$15
$20
$32
MEDIAN: $20.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,237 - $78,841  
   
Bonus
$7.86 - $9,819  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,660  
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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$38,395 - $81,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 472
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.89 - $31.76  
   
Overtime
$19.96 - $38.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$7.86 - $9,819  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,660  
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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$38,395 - $81,158  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 140

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $55,963

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With a pay rate for Entry-Level Commercial Construction Superintendents that is 40 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Entry-Level Commercial Construction Superintendents will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+17 percent), Washington (+16 percent), Denver (+14 percent), and Dallas (+14 percent). Falling short of the national average by 12 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Oklahoma City. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (10 percent lower) and Las Vegas (9 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 112 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
27%
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Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salaries

Budget Management
▲13%

Microsoft Project
▲7%





▼0%

National Average
$56,000

Job Scheduling
▼1%

Blueprints
▼2%

Safety Compliance
▼2%

Project Management
▼2%

Scheduling
▼3%



Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 112 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 31%
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