Electrical Superintendent Salary

A sizeable majority of Electrical Superintendents in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $29.44 per hour. In the world of Electrical Superintendents, overall income ranges from $51K near the bottom to $113K at the top; this can include more than $20K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is location, though the specific employer and tenure have a (lesser) impact as well. While one in five report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$57,787 - $118,957
$58K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,158
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$21.41 - $40.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,787 - $118,957  
   
Bonus
$202.73 - $19,601  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,000  
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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$51,157 - $113,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 194
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.41 - $40.53  
   
Overtime
$31.06 - $57.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$202.73 - $19,601  
   
Commission
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $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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$51,157 - $113,363  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 197

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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

Pay by Experience for an Electrical Superintendent has a positive trend. An entry-level Electrical Superintendent with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Electrical Superintendent with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 49 salaries. An experienced Electrical Superintendent which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 157 salaries. An Electrical Superintendent with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 239 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $77,478

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Electrical Superintendents, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Electrical Superintendents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+57 percent), Houston (+36 percent), Denver (+21 percent), and San Diego (+15 percent). Electrical Superintendents in Tampa earn salaries far below the national average by 20 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Workers in Raleigh and Cincinnati earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (11 percent less and 10 percent less, respectively).

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 53 votes.
1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
61%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Electrical Superintendent Salaries

▲5%

National Average
$77,000

▼1%

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼10%

Skills That Affect Electrical Superintendent Salaries

Safety Compliance
▲53%

Job Scheduling
▲14%

OSHA Compliance
▲13%




National Average
$77,000

Project Coordinating
▼10%

Construction Estimating
▼21%

Commercial
▼26%

Blueprints
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
61%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 21%