Residential Construction Superintendents in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and approximately two-thirds have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $59K per year, but may range from $40K to $91K per year. Total cash earnings of Residential Construction Superintendents range from $40K on the low end to $91K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $15K and $6K, respectively. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Residential Construction Superintendents like their work and job satisfaction is high. Approximately two in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and close to a third claim dental coverage as well. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,986 - $85,681
$40K
$59K
$86K
MEDIAN: $59,355
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90%

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$14.93 - $38.79
$15
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,986 - $85,681  
   
Bonus
$257.60 - $14,884  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,199  
Commission
$4,000  
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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$39,950 - $90,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 588
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.93 - $38.79  
   
Overtime
$20.40 - $55.36  
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
$257.60 - $14,884  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,199  
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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$39,950 - $90,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 122

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Construction Superintendent, Residential


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For Residential Construction Superintendents, progressing to a Construction Project Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Construction Project Manager can earn $75K annually. A common career progression for a Residential Construction Superintendent is to become a Construction Project Manager or a Commercial Construction Superintendent. Compared to Residential Construction Superintendents, the first group earns $9K more on average, and the second group earns $9K more.

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Popular Skills for Construction Superintendent, Residential


Residential Construction Superintendents seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Job Scheduling, Safety Compliance, Construction Estimating, and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Customer Service, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people who know Project Management also know 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.


Residential Construction Superintendents with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $48K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $59K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Residential Construction Superintendents make a median salary of $63K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $67K.

Pay Difference by Location

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-9%

-17%

National Average: $60,558

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For Residential Construction Superintendents, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Residential Construction Superintendents will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+46 percent), Atlanta (+20 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), and Chicago (+17 percent). With compensation 17 percent below the national average, Orlando is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Greenville (11 percent less) and Houston (9 percent less).

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Key Stats for Construction Superintendent, Residential

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
40%
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Experience Affects Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries



National Average
$61,000



Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries

Job Scheduling
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Contractor Management
up arrow 3%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 3%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$61,000

Customer Service
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 75 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
40%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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