Construction Superintendent, Residential Salary

The majority of Residential Construction Superintendents in the United States — about two in three — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $40K to $91K per year, and the median is $60K per year. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $6K, overall incomes of Residential Construction Superintendents spread between $40K and $91K depending on individual performance. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly two-fifths lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and slightly less than a third have dental, too. Most Residential Construction Superintendents like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$40,330 - $85,829
$40K
$60K
$86K
MEDIAN: $59,631
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50%
90%

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$14.86 - $37.60
$15
$25
$38
MEDIAN: $24.65
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90%

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National Salary 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$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$40,330 - $85,829  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $15,186  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,082  
Commission
$5,000  
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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$40,096 - $90,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 610
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.86 - $37.60  
   
Overtime
$20.99 - $54.77  
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
$200.00 - $15,186  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,082  
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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$40,096 - $90,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132

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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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Residential Construction Superintendents may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Construction Project Manager. The latter position pays an average of $75K annually. It is quite typical for Residential Construction Superintendents to transition into roles as Construction Project Managers or Commercial Construction Superintendents, where reported median earnings are $9K and $9K higher per year.

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Popular Skills for Construction Superintendent, Residential


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Construction Estimating, Safety Compliance, Contractor Management, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Framing and Customer Service, on the other hand, are typically associated with much lower pay. Most people skilled in Project Management are similarly competent 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $49K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $59K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $64K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $68K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,149

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

The three biggest American cities also offer the biggest paychecks — professionals in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago earn more on average than Residential Construction Superintendents in the rest of the country. The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 17 percent below the national average. On the whole, employers pay 2 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Austin and Houston.

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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 82 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries

▲11%

▲4%

National Average
$61,000

▼3%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries



Safety Compliance
▲2%

▲1%


Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$61,000

Customer Service
▼28%

framing
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 82 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
28%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 41%
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