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Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salary

With nearly three in four of Commercial Construction Superintendents in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $48K to $108K per year and averages out to $71K per year. In the world of Commercial Construction Superintendents, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $12K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $48K and $108K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by geographic location, followed by career duration and the individual firm. Some workers in this field — just over a fifth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a fair number and dental plans are enjoyed by close to one-half. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$49,211 - $102,724
(Median)
$49K
$71K
$100K
MEDIAN: $71,145
10%
50%
90%

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$18.98 - $42.88
(Median)
$19
$27
$43
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$49,211 - $102,724  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,981  
Profit Sharing
$121.96 - $10,117  
Commission
$0.00 - $48,936  
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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$47,843 - $108,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,495
National Hourly Rate 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$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.98 - $42.88  
   
Overtime
$24.48 - $59.72  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,981  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $48,936  
Profit Sharing
$121.96 - $10,117  
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).
)
$47,843 - $108,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 861

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Job Description for Construction Superintendent, Commercial

A commercial construction superintendent manages day-to-day construction operations in the commercial industry, which includes building and renovating for retail, food service, and office industries. The superintendent spends much of the day communicating with clients on the status of their construction projects and communicating with architects on design status and efficacy.

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Construction Superintendent, Commercial Tasks

  • Is the sole person in supervision over the construction workers.
  • Is responsible for the quality of work and for keeping the project on time and within budget.
  • Plan, coordinate and schedule construction projects.

Common Career Paths for Construction Superintendent, Commercial


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For Commercial Construction Superintendents, progressing to a VP of Construction Management Operations role may result in a significant raise. On average, a VP of Construction Management Operations can earn $124K annually. A Construction Project Manager role is the most prevalent career advancement for Commercial Construction Superintendents. Paychecks for that role are $70K on average. The Construction Manager position is another common transition for Commercial Construction Superintendents; in this role, salaries are typically at the $73K mark.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Construction Superintendent, Commercial


Commercial Construction Superintendents flock to Skanska Usa Building Incorporated for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $98K lead the pack in compensation; however, Skanska Usa Building Incorporated also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $34K at one end to $174K at the other end.

Popular Skills for Construction Superintendent, Commercial


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with People Management, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 26 percent, 14 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. For most people, competency in Blueprints indicates knowledge of Contractor Management and Project Coordinating.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Superintendent, Commercial

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


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Commercial Construction Superintendents — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $55K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $65K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Commercial Construction Superintendents make a median salary of $72K. Commercial Construction Superintendents who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $80K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Commercial Construction Superintendents that is 44 percent greater than the national average, New York offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Commercial Construction Superintendents will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+38 percent), Seattle (+30 percent), Chicago (+26 percent), and Los Angeles (+24 percent). Salt Lake City is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent. Atlanta and Denver are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salaries



National Average
$72,000



Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salaries

People Management
up arrow 26%




Project Coordinating
up arrow 4%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 3%

Commercial
up arrow 3%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Contractor Management
up arrow 2%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Blueprints
0%

National Average
$72,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 814 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 23%