Construction Superintendent, Residential Salary (United States)

Residential Construction Superintendents in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt—approximately two-thirds have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $39,811 to $84,993 per year, typical earnings come to $58,239 annually. Overall cash earnings for Residential Construction Superintendents stretch from $39,294 on the lower end to $78,102 near the top, and the heftier packages can encompass around $14,711 from bonuses and $11,635 from profit sharing. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, around one third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by 39 percent. Job satisfaction for Residential Construction Superintendents is high. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Construction Superintendent, Residential Salary (?
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$39,294 - $78,102
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MEDIAN: $55,070
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Construction Superintendent, Residential Salary (?
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$15.59 - $37.19
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,294 - $78,102  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,711  
Profit Sharing
$1.30 - $11,635  
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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$39,811 - $84,993  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 595
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.59 - $37.19  
   
Overtime
$4.93 - $46.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,711  
   
Commission
$509 - $7,370  
Profit Sharing
$1.30 - $11,635  
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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$39,811 - $84,993  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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 ones that do transition make an extra $14,589 per year. Residential Construction Superintendents can earn $11,600 or $10,217 more per year when they move into roles as Construction Project Managers or Commercial Construction Superintendents, a common transition for those in the field.

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Popular Skills for Construction Superintendent, Residential

Survey takers who work as Residential Construction Superintendents report a focused set of job skills. Construction Estimating is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 9 percent. The majority of those who know Scheduling also know Contractor Management and Construction Estimating. Most people skilled in Project Management are similarly competent in Construction Estimating and Contractor Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Superintendent, Residential

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Residential Construction Superintendents do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. Though starting salaries approximate $48K, they climb to $58K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $61K. As Residential Construction Superintendents reach two decades on the job, salary growth continues, albeit at a slower pace, with pay averaging $66K. Age distribution in this workforce is quite spread out, with those with between one and nine years of experience accounting for 36 percent of the workforce, those with 10-20 making up 34 percent and those with more than two decades of experience rounding out the remaining 29 percent.

Pay Difference By Location

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Surpassing the national average by 32 percent, Residential Construction Superintendents in Chicago receive some of the highest pay in the country. Also paying near the top of the field are Sacramento, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Houston, where Residential Construction Superintendents annually earn 31 percent, 20 percent, 8 percent, and 8 percent more than the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Charlotte, 17 percent below the national average. Atlanta and Raleigh are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median—salaries hover around -13 percent and -10 percent, respectively.

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Experience Affects Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries

National Average
$58,000

Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries

Contractor Management
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$58,000
Scheduling
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 39%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 34%
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