Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salary

Over three-quarters of Commercial Construction Superintendents in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $48K to $109K per year, and the average comes out to $72K annually. Total incomes of Commercial Construction Superintendents incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $12K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $48K and $109K. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by geography, followed by tenure and the specific company. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and slightly less than a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by nearly one-half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,363 - $103,351

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$18.65 - $43.02

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,363 - $103,351  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,976  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,264  
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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$48,095 - $108,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,609
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.65 - $43.02  
   
Overtime
$24.09 - $59.40  
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
$0.00 - $11,976  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $48,936  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,264  
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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$48,095 - $108,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 879
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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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Commercial Construction Superintendents who transition into a VP of Construction Management Operations role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $124K per year. Commercial Construction Superintendents most often move into Construction Superintendent or Construction Project Manager roles. However, the former pays $4K less on average, and the latter pays $2K less.

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Commercial Construction Superintendents seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Skanska Usa Building Incorporated, where the median salary comes to $98K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($34K) and those starting out ($174K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

Popular Skills for Construction Superintendent, Commercial


Commercial Construction Superintendents seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with People Management, Microsoft Project, and Budget Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 12 percent, and 10 percent, respectively. Most people who know Blueprints also know 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.


Commercial Construction Superintendents do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. 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. On average, Commercial Construction Superintendents make $72K following one to two decades on the job. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $81K.

Pay Difference by Location


New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Commercial Construction Superintendents, 41 percent higher than the national average. Commercial Construction Superintendents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Seattle (+29 percent), Chicago (+26 percent), Los Angeles (+20 percent), and Washington (+20 percent). Salt Lake City is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent. Employers in Orlando and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (10 percent less).

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What is it like working as a Construction Superintendent, Commercial?

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Atlanta:
"Head on a swivel at all times, Responsible for all people on."
Pros: Learning how to build certain things and meeting new people.
Cons: Not time in the day to complete your work. Always busy and responsible for someone or something.

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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 25%




Microsoft Office
up arrow 4%

Safety Compliance
up arrow 3%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 2%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Contractor Management
up arrow 1%

Commercial
up arrow 1%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$72,000

Blueprints
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 790 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
44%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 23%
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