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Construction Superintendent, Residential Salary

Residential Construction Superintendents in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just below two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $56K annually on average but can range from $40K to $85K per year. Total cash compensation to Residential Construction Superintendents bottoms out near $40K and approaches $85K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $12K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by more than a third. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$39,229 - $78,558
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$79K
MEDIAN: $55,897
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$16.69 - $35.89
(Median)
$17
$24
$36
MEDIAN: $24.00
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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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,229 - $78,558  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,479  
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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$39,746 - $84,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 604
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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.69 - $35.89  
   
Overtime
$4.93 - $48.32  
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 - $12,479  
   
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).
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$39,746 - $84,605  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 100

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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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While Residential Construction Superintendents do not often become Construction Managers, the job pays $73K per year on average. When Residential Construction Superintendents are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Construction Project Managers or Commercial Construction Superintendents. Those roles pay an additional $12K and $11K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Construction Superintendent, Residential


Residential Construction Superintendents report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Construction Estimating, Contractor Management, Scheduling, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Management. For most people, competency in Project Management indicates knowledge of 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.


Residential Construction Superintendents with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $49K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $59K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $61K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Residential Construction Superintendent generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $64K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Residential Construction Superintendents, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 33 percent above the national average. Residential Construction Superintendents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+22 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), Seattle (+4 percent), and Denver (+4 percent). With compensation 13 percent below the national average, Austin is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Raleigh (10 percent lower) and Atlanta (9 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries




National Average
$58,000


Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries


National Average
$58,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

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