Electrical Superintendent Salary
Electrical Superintendents in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $29.33 per hour. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $19K and $6K, respectively — total cash payment to Electrical Superintendents can bottom out near $51K or peak near $116K depending on individual performance. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Electrical Superintendents report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and nearly one-fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by the greater part.
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.Read More...
Frequent travel is a requirement for this position. Electrical superintendents are needed on-site to develop their implementation plans and subsequently monitor activities of their work crews, ensure progress and safety, and oversee quality control testing once the project has been completed. The work environment may be indoors or outdoors depending on the project site; it is typically noisy and dangerous due to the surrounding construction activities and the nature of electrical work.
Electrical superintendents are generally required to have at least 10 years’ experience in the field as contractors or electricians. Typically, strong supervisory experience is a requirement, as they must manage a team of workers and meet goals independently of the other aspects of construction and with minimal oversight. All positions require a driver's license due to the need to travel. An electrician’s license (of at least journeyman’s status) is often required, and safety certification may be required depending on location and industry.
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.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $59K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $70K. For Electrical Superintendents, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $76K. Electrical Superintendents who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $80K.
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