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Construction Superintendent, Residential Salary

With slightly less than two-thirds of Residential Construction Superintendents in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $40K to $85K per year and averages out to $56K per year. Cash earnings for Residential Construction Superintendents — including $12K in bonuses and $10K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $40K to $85K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — more than a third lack any form of coverage — but more than half have medical insurance, and over a third have dental, too. Work is enjoyable for Residential Construction Superintendents, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$39,213 - $78,474
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$78K
MEDIAN: $56,001
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50%
90%

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$16.49 - $36.17
(Median)
$16
$24
$36
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$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$39,213 - $78,474  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,479  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$39,701 - $84,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 597
National Hourly Rate 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$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.49 - $36.17  
   
Overtime
$4.93 - $48.32  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,479  
   
Commission
$509 - $7,370  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $10,213  
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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$39,701 - $84,509  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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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 not commonly seen, Residential Construction Superintendents who transition into a Construction Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Construction Managers is $73K per year. 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 who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that 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 pay less than market rate include Project Management. Those educated in Project Management tend to be well versed 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $49K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $59K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Residential Construction Superintendents make a median salary of $61K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $64K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Residential Construction Superintendents that is 33 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 (+22 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), Dallas (+7 percent), and Denver (+3 percent). Austin is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 13 percent. Employers in Raleigh and Atlanta also lean toward paying below-median salaries (11 percent less).

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Experience Affects Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries




National Average
$59,000


Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries


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 107 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 35%
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