Construction Superintendent, Residential Salary

Residential Construction Superintendents who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just below two-thirds of Residential Construction Superintendents. Pay fluctuates from $40K to $83K per year, but expected earnings average $56K annually. Final cash compensation to Residential Construction Superintendents varies from around $40K to approximately $83K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $12K and $10K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Most Residential Construction Superintendents like their work and job satisfaction is high. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and more than a third get dental coverage, too. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,145 - $77,782

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$16.17 - $34.88

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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$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,145 - $77,782  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,280  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,137  
Commission
$850 - $8,750  
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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$39,513 - $83,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 617
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.17 - $34.88  
   
Overtime
$4.93 - $48.32  
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 - $12,280  
   
Commission
$850 - $8,750  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,137  
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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$39,513 - $83,440  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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 who go on to become Construction Project Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Construction Project Managers is $74K 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 $12K higher on average, and it's $11K higher for Commercial Construction Superintendents.

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Popular Skills for Construction Superintendent, Residential


Job skills reported by Residential Construction Superintendents are limited. 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. 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 $48K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $59K. Residential Construction Superintendents claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $61K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $63K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Residential Construction Superintendents in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 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 (+5 percent), and Houston (+3 percent). In Raleigh, salaries are 10 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Atlanta and Orlando earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

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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
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 36%
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