Electrical Superintendent Salary

Electrical Superintendents who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up nearly nine-tenths of Electrical Superintendents. Pay fluctuates from $51K to $119K per year, but expected earnings average $83K annually. With some bonuses approaching $15K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Electrical Superintendents spread between $51K and $119K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Electrical Superintendents enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — one-fourth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a majority have dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$54,078 - $122,206
(Median)
$54K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,563
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90%

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$21.42 - $41.30
(Median)
$21
$30
$41
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$54,078 - $122,206  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,950  
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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$50,608 - $118,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.42 - $41.30  
   
Overtime
$32.05 - $62.44  
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 - $14,950  
   
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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$50,608 - $118,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 196
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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 use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in People Management, Project Management, Operations Management, and Project Coordinating are correlated to pay that is above average. 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.


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 $76K on average — a distinctly larger sum. On average, Electrical Superintendents make $76K following one to two decades on the job. Electrical Superintendents who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $82K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Superintendent Salaries


National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Electrical Superintendent Salaries

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: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 25%
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