Entry-Level Residential Construction Superintendents can expect to earn an average of $47K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Residential Construction Superintendents bottoms out near $32K and approaches $68K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While some workers in this profession — slightly less than one-half — do not have any health coverage, a little over a half do receive medical benefits and approximately one in four have dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,917 - $65,783
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$47K
$66K
MEDIAN: $47,438
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$13.09 - $28.01
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MEDIAN: $18.84
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,917 - $65,783  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $19,574  
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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$31,765 - $67,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.09 - $28.01  
   
Overtime
$2.30 - $42.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $19,574  
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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$31,765 - $67,763  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 35

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,540

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For Entry-Level Residential Construction Superintendents, busy Denver offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 25 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Residential Construction Superintendents will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+15 percent) and Austin (+3 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Fort Worth, 11 percent below the national average.

Construction Superintendent, Residential Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Construction Superintendent, Residential in Fort Myers:
"Learn as much as possible."
I would try to absorb as much info as possible about products, trades, and business practices.

Construction Superintendent, Residential in Portland:
"Know what you are getting into."
This is a high pressure job.Deadlines are based on corporate decisions not yours. You must know building codes, trade and industry standards, and be extremely organized in order to survive. Burnout occurs frequently in this position.Benefits are good but pay vs hours worked is lacking in my company.Bonuses need to be higher to match level of skill and experience.

Key Stats for Construction Superintendent, Residential

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
077
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries

Job Scheduling
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Project Management
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Scheduling
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Construction Estimating
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National Average
$49,000

Contractor Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 47%
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