Construction Superintendent, Residential Salary

With roughly two-thirds of Residential 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 $40K to $85K per year and averages out to $57K per year. Overall cash earnings for Residential Construction Superintendents stretch from $40K on the lower end to $85K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $13K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While more than a third report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and over a third have dental, as well. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,449 - $81,396
(Median)
$39K
$57K
$81K
MEDIAN: $56,567
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$15.16 - $34.76
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$15
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary 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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,449 - $81,396  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,509  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,635  
Commission
$3,500  
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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$39,597 - $85,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 717
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.16 - $34.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$4.86 - $48.64  
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 - $12,509  
   
Commission
$3,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,635  
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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$39,597 - $85,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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

  • Manage, coordinate, and supervise subcontractors, keeping track of each group’s activities.
  • Schedule the completion of different phases of the project, making sure materials, labor, and equipment are available when needed.
  • Monitor the project to make sure it stays within budget, write and submit proposals for budget changes.
  • Oversee, direct, and coordinate all aspects of the completion of residential construction projects.
  • Communicate regularly with project owners, discussing project progress and answering questions.

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Residential Construction Superintendents who go on to become Construction Project Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Construction Project Managers is $75K annually. Construction Project Managers or Commercial Construction Superintendents are common next-step roles for Residential Construction Superintendents moving up in their careers; annual pay for Construction Project Managers is $11K higher on average, and it's $10K higher for Commercial Construction Superintendents.

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Popular Skills for Construction Superintendent, Residential


Residential Construction Superintendents seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Construction Estimating, Job Scheduling, Contractor Management, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Project Management are also skilled in Contractor Management and Construction Estimating.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Superintendent, Residential

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


For Residential Construction Superintendents, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $47K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $58K. For Residential Construction Superintendents, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $61K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $63K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,817

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Residential Construction Superintendents will find that San Jose offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 32 percent. Residential Construction Superintendents will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+25 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Denver (+4 percent). Trailing the national average by 13 percent, Orlando is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Raleigh and 4 percent less in Phoenix, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries



National Average
$59,000



Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries


Job Scheduling
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National Average
$59,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 105 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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