Construction Superintendent, Residential Salary

Approximately two-thirds of Residential Construction Superintendents in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $40K to $85K per year, and the average comes out to $57K per year. Total cash compensation to Residential Construction Superintendents approaches anywhere from $40K on the lower end to $85K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $13K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, Residential Construction Superintendents enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a majority and dental plans are enjoyed by over a third. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,449 - $81,396
(Median)
$39K
$57K
$81K
MEDIAN: $56,567
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$15.16 - $34.76
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$15
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $23.00
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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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,449 - $81,396  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,509  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,635  
Commission
$3,500  
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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$39,597 - $85,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 717
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.16 - $34.76  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$4.86 - $48.64  
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 - $12,509  
   
Commission
$3,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,635  
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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$39,597 - $85,472  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 110
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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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For Residential Construction Superintendents, progressing to a Construction Project Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Construction Project Manager can earn $75K 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


Survey results suggest that Residential Construction Superintendents put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Construction Estimating, Job Scheduling, Contractor Management, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Those proficient in Project Management are, more often than not, 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. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $47K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $58K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Residential Construction Superintendents make a median salary of $61K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $63K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $58,817

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Residential Construction Superintendents that is 32 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Residential Construction Superintendents will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+25 percent), Dallas (+11 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and Denver (+4 percent). Orlando is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Raleigh (11 percent lower) and Phoenix (4 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries



National Average
$59,000



Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries


Job Scheduling
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National Average
$59,000

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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
17%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

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