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Construction Superintendent, Residential Salary

Residential Construction Superintendents in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just under two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $55K per year on average but can range from $40K to $85K per year. Cash earnings for Residential Construction Superintendents — which occasionally include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $11K from profit sharing — stretch from around $40K to approximately $85K. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by nearly two in five. The majority of Residential Construction Superintendents claim high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$39,173 - $78,231
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MEDIAN: $55,046
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$16.39 - $38.31
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,173 - $78,231  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,243  
Profit Sharing
$250.50 - $11,000  
Commission
$850 - $7,241  
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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$39,964 - $85,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 586
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.39 - $38.31  
   
Overtime
$5.14 - $49.70  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,243  
   
Commission
$850 - $7,241  
Profit Sharing
$250.50 - $11,000  
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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$39,964 - $85,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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Job Description for Construction Superintendent, Residential

A residential construction superintendent holds a managerial position that involves overseeing the construction of houses and major home renovation or remodeling jobs. This person works to ensure that buildings are created using proper procedures, according to design and development specifications, and in adherence with agreed-upon schedules and budgeting.

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Construction Superintendent, Residential Tasks

  • Manage, coordinate, and supervise subcontractors, keeping track of each group’s activities.
  • Schedule the completion of different phases of the project, making sure materials, labor, and equipment are available when needed.
  • Monitor the project to make sure it stays within budget, write and submit proposals for budget changes.
  • Oversee, direct, and coordinate all aspects of the completion of residential construction projects.
  • Communicate regularly with project owners, discussing project progress and answering questions.

Common Career Paths for Construction Superintendent, Residential


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There are some Residential Construction Superintendents — though it's uncommon — that transition into Construction Managers, where earnings are an average $73K annually. Residential Construction Superintendents moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Construction Project Managers or Commercial Construction Superintendents. The median paychecks in those roles are $12K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Construction Superintendent, Residential


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Residential Construction Superintendents who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Construction Estimating, Contractor Management, Scheduling, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Project Management. Those educated in Project Management tend to be well versed in Contractor Management and Construction Estimating.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Superintendent, Residential

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


For many Residential Construction Superintendents, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $48K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $58K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Residential Construction Superintendents make a median salary of $61K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Residential Construction Superintendent with more than 20 years of experience can earn $64K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For Residential Construction Superintendents, above-average compensation can be found in California — San Jose, Sacramento, and Los Angeles are known as the cities with the best salaries for Residential Construction Superintendents. Residential Construction Superintendents' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Residential Construction Superintendents in Charlotte bring in salaries that are 20 percent lower than the national average. Workers in Jacksonville and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 13 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries


Contractor Management
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National Average
$58,000

Scheduling
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 34%