Electrical Superintendent Salary

With roughly nine in ten of Electrical Superintendents in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Electrical Superintendents is $83K per year and can range from $50K on the lower end to $118K per year near the higher end. Total cash compensation to Electrical Superintendents bottoms out near $50K and approaches $118K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $15K from bonuses and almost $10K from profit sharing. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$54,035 - $122,302

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$21.37 - $41.36

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,035 - $122,302  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,930  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $9,897  
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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$50,416 - $118,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.37 - $41.36  
   
Overtime
$32.05 - $62.42  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,930  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $9,897  
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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$50,416 - $118,011  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
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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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Survey results suggest that Electrical Superintendents put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Job Scheduling, People Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 21 percent, 9 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Construction Estimating as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Project Coordinating and Operations Management also typically command lower compensation.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Superintendent

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $68K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $77K. Electrical Superintendents bring in $76K after working for 10 to 20 years. Electrical Superintendents who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $82K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Superintendent Salaries


National Average
$78,000


Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Electrical Superintendent Salaries

Job Scheduling
up arrow 21%

People Management
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$78,000

Operations Management
up arrow 8%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 10%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
0 %
Male
100 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
53%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 74% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 24%
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