Entry-Level Residential Construction Superintendents can expect to earn an average of $46K per year. With some bonuses approaching $10K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $19K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Residential Construction Superintendents spread between $32K and $67K depending on individual performance. Most Entry-Level Residential Construction Superintendents like their work and job satisfaction is high. While some workers in this profession — just under a half — do not have any health coverage, more than half do receive medical benefits and one-fourth have dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$34,207 - $64,689
(Median)
$34K
$46K
$65K
MEDIAN: $46,368
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$12.26 - $27.50
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$12
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$34,207 - $64,689  
   
Bonus
$0.36 - $10,260  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,392  
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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$31,669 - $67,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 155
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $27.50  
   
Overtime
$2.30 - $42.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.36 - $10,260  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $19,392  
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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$31,669 - $67,334  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,490

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Entry-Level Residential Construction Superintendents will find that Denver offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 25 percent. Entry-Level Residential Construction Superintendents will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+15 percent) and Austin (+3 percent). Phoenix is the lowest-paying area, 6 percent south of the national average.

Construction Superintendent, Residential Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Construction Superintendent, Residential in Fort Myers:
"Learn as much as possible."
I would try to absorb as much info as possible about products, trades, and business practices.

Construction Superintendent, Residential in Portland:
"Know what you are getting into."
This is a high pressure job.Deadlines are based on corporate decisions not yours. You must know building codes, trade and industry standards, and be extremely organized in order to survive. Burnout occurs frequently in this position.Benefits are good but pay vs hours worked is lacking in my company.Bonuses need to be higher to match level of skill and experience.

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Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries

Job Scheduling
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 26%
medical benefits
Vision: 24%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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