Construction Superintendent, Residential Salary (United States)

Residential Construction Superintendents in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt—slightly less than 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 per year. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While some workers in this profession—around one third—do not have any health coverage, a majority do receive medical benefits and 39 percent have dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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 (?
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$39,811 - $84,993  
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  
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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Residential Construction Superintendents who advance into the role of a Construction Manager—while rather uncommon—bring in an extra $14,589 per year. Residential Construction Superintendents moving up in their career tend to step into positions as Construction Project Managers or Commercial Construction Superintendents, where paychecks increase by $11,600 or $10,217 per year.

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Popular Skills for Construction Superintendent, Residential

Residential Construction Superintendents usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Construction Estimating can expect to be compensated well for these skills, typically earning 9 percent more than the national average, respectively. The majority of those who know Project Management also know Construction Estimating and Contractor Management. People who know Scheduling usually also know 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.
Residential Construction Superintendents with less experience do not necessarily bring home smaller paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to have little impact on salary. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $48K; however, pay rises to approximately $58K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $61K. After a couple decades on the job, Residential Construction Superintendents see only modest salary growth, with pay averaging $66K. This workforce includes a range of age distribution and is widely spread out: of those who responded, 36 percent have between one and nine years of experience; 34 percent have 10-20 years, and the remaining 29 percent report more than a couple decades of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Sacramento
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Los Angeles
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San Antonio
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$58,000
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Greenville
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Atlanta
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For Residential Construction Superintendents, busy Chicago offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 32 percent above the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Sacramento, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Houston, top-paying markets where Residential Construction Superintendents rake in more than the national norm (+31 percent, +20 percent, +8 percent, and +8 percent). Charlotte is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (-13 percent) and Raleigh (-10 percent).

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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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National Average
$58,000
Scheduling
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 130 votes.

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%