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Electrical Superintendent Salary

Roughly nine in ten of Electrical Superintendents in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $51K to $119K per year, but median earnings come to around $82K per year. Final cash compensation to Electrical Superintendents varies from around $51K to approximately $119K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $15K and $10K, respectively. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While nearly one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. For the most part, Electrical Superintendents enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,210 - $121,921
(Median)
$54K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,252
10%
50%
90%

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$21.36 - $41.49
(Median)
$21
$30
$41
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$54,210 - $121,921  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,808  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $9,923  
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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$50,786 - $119,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 248
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.36 - $41.49  
   
Overtime
$32.01 - $62.48  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,808  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $9,923  
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).
)
$50,786 - $119,454  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 185

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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 takers who work as Electrical Superintendents usually report a few specific 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $68K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $78K. For Electrical Superintendents, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $77K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $82K.

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Experience Affects Electrical Superintendent Salaries


Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$78,000

Experienced
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Electrical Superintendent Salaries

People Management
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$78,000

Operations Management
up arrow 9%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 10%

Construction Estimating
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
2%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
54%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 25%
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