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Electrical Superintendent Salary

The majority of Electrical Superintendents in the United States — roughly nine-tenths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $50K to $119K per year, and the median is $82K annually. Overall incomes of Electrical Superintendents generally bottom out at around $50K and peak near $119K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $15K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Some workers in this field — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by a strong majority and dental plans are enjoyed by more than half. Work is enjoyable for Electrical Superintendents, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$53,888 - $122,040
(Median)
$54K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,022
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50%
90%

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$20.96 - $41.76
(Median)
$21
$29
$42
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,888 - $122,040  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,810  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,681  
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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$50,399 - $118,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 211
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.96 - $41.76  
   
Overtime
$32.12 - $60.73  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,810  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $14,681  
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).
)
$50,399 - $118,841  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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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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Electrical Superintendents only report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with Project Management, Project Coordinating, and Construction Estimating can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Construction Estimating and Project Coordinating as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Superintendent

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $68K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $80K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $78K. Electrical Superintendents who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $80K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Superintendent Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
0%

National Average
$78,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Electrical Superintendent Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$78,000

Project Coordinating
up arrow 10%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
53%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 23%