Electrical Superintendent Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Electrical Superintendents earn an average of $29.64 per hour. In the world of Electrical Superintendents, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $6K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $51K and $114K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by the specific employer and tenure. The majority of Electrical Superintendents claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — between a fifth and a fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$58,059 - $118,571
$58K
$84K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,062
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$21.63 - $40.66
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MEDIAN: $29.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,059 - $118,571  
   
Bonus
$5.21 - $15,406  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,183  
Commission
$6,000  
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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$51,279 - $113,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.63 - $40.66  
   
Overtime
$31.54 - $60.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5.21 - $15,406  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,183  
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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$51,279 - $113,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 215

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Job Description for Electrical Superintendent

Electrical superintendents oversee all aspects of the planning, implementation, and completion of electrical projects of construction or repair work for construction contractors, private firms, or energy companies. Their duties include examining plans and potential sites, as well as developing a plan to install all electrical wiring and equipment installation needs to a new or renovated building. Electrical superintendents develop and enforce a budget for their projects, as well as supervise workers and field personnel in implementing the electrical plan. They also ensure all safety measures and regulations are followed, as accident prevention and worker safety are high priorities in this potentially dangerous environment. They monitor work progress and coordinate with the site coordinators or general superintendents to deliver progress reports. Testing and maintenance of completed facilities may also be the responsibility of electrical superintendents.

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Electrical Superintendent Tasks

  • Oversee the installation of electrical systems in a new project, or inspect and repair of electrical systems in an existing building.
  • Work to make sure contractors' terms are fulfilled and disputes are resolved.
  • Manage project supplies so that products arrive on time and are purchased at lowest possible cost.
  • Supervise workers, managers, and contractors to ensure their work follows plans and is on schedule.

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Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Superintendent

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Electrical Superintendents, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $68K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $69K. Electrical Superintendents claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $76K. 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 $81K.

Electrical Superintendent Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Electrical Superintendent?

Electrical Superintendent in Lubbock:
"Hard work and dedication pays off."
Be fair, take care of your employees that take care of you, and learn how to read people. Everyone is different, learn what motivates them to do the most productive/quality work everyday.

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Key Stats for Electrical Superintendent

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
60%
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Experience Affects Electrical Superintendent Salaries

▲6%

National Average
$76,000

▼1%

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Skills That Affect Electrical Superintendent Salaries

Safety Compliance
▲46%

Job Scheduling
▲16%

Operations Management
▲15%

OSHA Compliance
▲15%

People Management
▲11%


National Average
$76,000

Project Coordinating
▼8%

Commercial
▼17%

Construction Estimating
▼20%

Blueprints
▼38%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
60%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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