Construction Superintendent, Residential Salary

With just under two-thirds of Residential Construction Superintendents in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Residential Construction Superintendents is $56K annually and can range from $39K on the lower end to $84K per year near the higher end. Overall cash earnings for Residential Construction Superintendents stretch from $39K on the lower end to $84K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $12K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Although more than half have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, more than a third claim no health benefits at all. Most Residential Construction Superintendents report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,059 - $77,868
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$78K
MEDIAN: $56,035
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$16.03 - $34.58
(Median)
$16
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $23.00
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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,059 - $77,868  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,416  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,174  
Commission
$509 - $7,370  
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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$39,446 - $83,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 614
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.03 - $34.58  
   
Overtime
$4.86 - $48.64  
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,416  
   
Commission
$509 - $7,370  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,174  
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).
)
$39,446 - $83,743  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101
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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.

Common Career Paths for Construction Superintendent, Residential


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Residential Construction Superintendents sometimes assume positions such as Construction Managers. That role pays $73K per year on average. A common career progression for a Residential Construction Superintendent is to become a Construction Project Manager or a Commercial Construction Superintendent. Compared to Residential Construction Superintendents, the first group earns $12K more on average, and the second group earns $11K more.

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Popular Skills for Construction Superintendent, Residential


Residential Construction Superintendents note just a narrow range of job skills. Most notably, skills in Construction Estimating, Contractor Management, Scheduling, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management. 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $48K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $59K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Residential Construction Superintendents claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $61K. Residential Construction Superintendents with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $63K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Residential Construction Superintendents, 33 percent above the national average. Residential Construction Superintendents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+22 percent), Dallas (+9 percent), Denver (+4 percent), and Seattle (+4 percent). Trailing the national average by 11 percent, Raleigh is the market with the smallest paychecks. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (9 percent lower) and Greenville (7 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries

Construction Estimating
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National Average
$58,000

Contractor Management
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Scheduling
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Project Management
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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
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 35%
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