Entry-Level Commercial Construction Superintendents can expect to earn an average of $56K annually. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Commercial Construction Superintendents — including $10K in bonuses and $11K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $38K to $81K depending on individual performance. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Commercial Construction Superintendents is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — one in three lack coverage. On the flip side, the greater part have medical insurance and just over two-fifths receive dental plans. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,408 - $78,396
(Median)
$40K
$56K
$78K
MEDIAN: $55,749
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$14.54 - $32.46
(Median)
$15
$20
$32
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,408 - $78,396  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,756  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,665  
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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$38,159 - $81,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 451
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $32.46  
   
Overtime
$19.85 - $38.28  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,756  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,665  
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).
)
$38,159 - $81,142  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,905

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Home to some of the best pay for Entry-Level Commercial Construction Superintendents, New York offers exceptional salaries, 38 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Commercial Construction Superintendents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+22 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), and Minneapolis (+16 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Las Vegas is the market with the smallest paychecks. Workers in Atlanta and Oklahoma City earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (12 percent less and 11 percent less, respectively).

Construction Superintendent, Commercial Advice

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

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in River Falls:
"Beware the stress."
Learn to manage your time and schedule without being overwhelmed. Take some down time and take time for yourself to recharge your batteries.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Atlanta:
"How to work smarter."
Remember a superintendent is only as good as the people who work for you, and to listen to advise given to you even the lowest employees.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Denver:
"Never trust another man's work."
Set up a system of checks to confirm the competency of subcontractors. Make sure to streamline it so you have time for all the paperwork and other planning in the day.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in New York:
"Responsibilities And Organization."
Keep track of your daily activities, log in the weather everyday, check your inventory, communicate with your fellow employees, treat each employee equally and respectfully in order to get the right performance out of them, respect your clients, bite your tongue and try to compromise in order for the project to go forward successfully, hold weekly safety meetings, hold weekly meeting on production and give credit to the employees that put forth the energy to give you the best job, limit your friendship with your employees, treat the crew every now and then to coffee, sit down and listen to what employees have to say (good or bad) one on one to build a solid caring /business relationship, listen to the people who have been in this business for a very long time because you do not know everything, be opened minded, read the prints over and over and over again, read the specs, separate and file all divisions, create a chart/folder for RFI's sent and answered & have a chart for submissions.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Green Bay:
"Computer Knowledge."
I would tell anyone starting to take all new construction computer program courses available.

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Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Project
up arrow 7%


Contractor Management
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
up arrow 3%

Commercial
up arrow 2%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Blueprints
up arrow 1%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Safety Compliance
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$55,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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