Construction Superintendent, Residential Salary

The market for Residential Construction Superintendents is most competitive in California, where the three top-paying cities can be found: San Jose, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. With some bonuses approaching $14K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Residential Construction Superintendents spread between $40K and $85K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of Residential Construction Superintendents claim high levels of job satisfaction. 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 data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,035 - $79,014
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$79K
MEDIAN: $55,691
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90%

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$16.51 - $36.16
(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
$39,035 - $79,014  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,574  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,256  
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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$39,661 - $85,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 589
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.51 - $36.16  
   
Overtime
$5.00 - $48.00  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,574  
   
Commission
$509 - $7,370  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,256  
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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$39,661 - $85,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 102

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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 do not often transition into Construction Manager roles. The role averages $73K per year. Typical career progression for a Residential Construction Superintendent involves becoming a Construction Project Manager or a Commercial Construction Superintendent, roles that pay $12K more and $11K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Construction Superintendent, Residential


Residential Construction Superintendents report a narrow range of specific 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. Those familiar with Project Management also tend to know 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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $48K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $59K. Residential Construction Superintendents see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $64K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Residential Construction Superintendents, location is an influential factor in determining pay. Three cities in California — San Jose, Sacramento, and Los Angeles — not only offer salaries upward of the national average, but are the highest-paid American cities for those in the field. Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Jacksonville. Employers pay around 12 percent less in Austin and 10 percent less in Raleigh, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries




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$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 112 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 38%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 35%