Construction Superintendent, Residential Salary

Residential Construction Superintendents in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent approximately two in three of Residential Construction Superintendents. Salaries average out to around $59K annually and spread from $41K to $96K per year. Total incomes of Residential Construction Superintendents incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $16K from bonuses and close to $6K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $41K and $96K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Some workers in this field — close to two-fifths — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by close to a third. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$41,158 - $87,501
$41K
$59K
$88K
MEDIAN: $59,397
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50%
90%

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$14.80 - $44.22
$15
$25
$44
MEDIAN: $25.44
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$0$95K
Salary $41,158 - $87,501
Bonus $740 - $15,545
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,170
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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$40,908 - $95,697
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 645
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $14.80 - $44.22
Overtime $20.55 - $55.66
Annual Data $0$95K
Bonus $740 - $15,545
Commission $4,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,170
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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$40,908 - $95,697
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 139

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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. Residential Construction Superintendents most often move into positions as Construction Project Managers or Commercial Construction Superintendents; those groups report median salaries that are $8K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Construction Superintendent, Residential


Survey results suggest that Residential Construction Superintendents put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Construction Estimating, Safety Compliance, Contractor Management, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing framing and Customer Service as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those proficient in Project Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Contractor Management and Construction Estimating.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Superintendent, Residential

Pay by Experience for a Construction Superintendent, Residential has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Superintendent, Residential with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 193 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Superintendent, Residential with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 140 salaries. An experienced Construction Superintendent, Residential which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 281 salaries. A Construction Superintendent, Residential with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 284 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,752

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

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Residential Construction Superintendents, 67 percent higher than the national average. Residential Construction Superintendents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+46 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), and Atlanta (+9 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Orlando is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Greenville and Phoenix (12 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Construction Superintendent, Residential

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$62,000

▼4%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries



Safety Compliance
▲1%

▼0%


National Average
$62,000

Project Management
▼1%

Customer Service
▼29%

framing
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 98 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 40%
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