Construction Superintendent, Residential Salary

Residential Construction Superintendents in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than two-thirds bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $56K per year on average but can range from $39K to $84K per year. Total incomes of Residential Construction Superintendents incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $13K from bonuses and close to $10K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $39K and $84K. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by more than half and dental coverage is claimed by over a third. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,099 - $77,824
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$78K
MEDIAN: $56,106
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$16.00 - $34.65
(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
$39,099 - $77,824  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,000  
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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$39,490 - $83,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 616
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.00 - $34.65  
   
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 - $13,000  
   
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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$39,490 - $83,720  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.

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There are some Residential Construction Superintendents — though it's uncommon — that transition into Construction Managers, where earnings are an average $73K annually. Residential Construction Superintendents most often move into positions as Construction Project Managers or Commercial Construction Superintendents; those groups report median salaries that are $11K higher and $10K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Construction Superintendent, Residential


Residential Construction Superintendents typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Construction Estimating, Contractor Management, Scheduling, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Residential Construction Superintendents — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $48K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $59K. Residential Construction Superintendents claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $61K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $63K on average.

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 will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+22 percent), Dallas (+9 percent), Seattle (+4 percent), and Denver (+4 percent). Falling short of the national average by 11 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Raleigh. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (9 percent lower) and Austin (8 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries

Construction Estimating
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National Average
$59,000

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: 28% employee benefits None: 35%
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