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. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$58,230 - $120,010
(Median)
$58K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,883
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$21.67 - $40.69
(Median)
$22
$29
$41
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,230 - $120,010  
   
Bonus
$-0.48 - $19,189  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,219  
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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$50,989 - $116,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 192
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.67 - $40.69  
   
Overtime
$31.73 - $60.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.48 - $19,189  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,219  
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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$50,989 - $116,322  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 207
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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

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

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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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Experience Affects Electrical Superintendent Salaries



National Average
$76,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Skills That Affect Electrical Superintendent Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 36%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 16%

Operations Management
up arrow 15%

OSHA Compliance
up arrow 15%

People Management
up arrow 10%


National Average
$76,000

Project Coordinating
up arrow 8%

Commercial
up arrow 16%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 19%

Blueprints
up arrow 37%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 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
32%
20 years or more
59%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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