Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent Salary
|Salary||$39,147 - $106,515|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $14,811|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $9,987|
|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).)
|$33,827 - $104,113|
|Hourly Rate||$14.19 - $34.51|
|Overtime||$19.96 - $62.50|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $14,811|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $9,987|
|Total Pay (||$33,827 - $104,113|
Job Description for Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent
A maintenance superintendent is responsible for maximizing their plant's capabilities while minimizing production costs. To this end, the superintendent is responsible for personnel management, budgeting, operations, and project management.Read More...
Among the superintendent's personnel management functions are delegating tasks, overseeing productivity, providing additional training, recruiting new employees, and terminating problematic employees. For budgeting, the maintenance superintendent creates and reviews plant budgets, looking for opportunities to reduce costs without adversely affecting productivity or quality. The maintenance superintendent's operational tasks include monitoring and reviewing maintenance activities in compliance with local code and federal regulations; they also oversee the execution of repair procedures to ensure compliance with plant reliability strategies while employing good standards and practices. Finally, the maintenance superintendent acts as a project manager, helping maximize productivity and cost-savings; they determine the scope and requirements of the project, and then break the project down into smaller tasks for delegation to their team. Then they monitor the progress of the tasks and, after the tasks have been completed, the superintendent oversees integration, testing, and implementation.
Most maintenance superintendents are Project Management Professional (PMP) certified. Furthermore, the position requires that superintendents have strong working knowledge of safety codes, OSHA, and environmental regulations. Due to the managerial nature of the position, maintenance superintendents must also have a strong business acumen. They often must have previous experience in management - including project management - roles. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent Tasks
- Keep the building in a clean and orderly condition by examining the building on a regular basis for needed repairs, maintenance, and cleanliness.
- Supervise maintenance staff and outside contractors.
- Supervise maintenance of landscaping and upkeep of grounds equipment.
- Perform or arrange for general building and fixture repairs.
- Supervise all general building maintenance.
Common Career Paths for Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent
Maintenance Supervisors may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Construction Project Manager. The latter position pays an average of $70K annually. With an annual salary of $60K, Maintenance Manager is the most common role for Maintenance Supervisors to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into an Apartments Maintenance Supervisor role — which usually pays $39K — is also typical for Maintenance Supervisors, though less common by comparison.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent
U.S. Air Force (USAF) reports the lowest median salary in the area (it's only $83K) but some workers make up to $119K, indicating a rather large gap in employee earnings.
Popular Skills for Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent
Maintenance Supervisors report using a large range of skills on the job. Lucky workers who know Reliability Centred Maintenance can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent above average. Budget Management and Equipment Maintenance are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 10 percent and 20 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Plumbing, HVAC, and Facility Maintenance & Coordination. Most people who know Maintenance also know Electronic Troubleshooting and Plumbing.
Pay by Experience Level for Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent
Pay by Experience for a Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent has a positive trend. An entry-level Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 181 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 244 salaries. An experienced Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 329 salaries. A Maintenance Supervisor / Superintendent with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 263 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Maintenance Supervisors, 56 percent higher than the national average. Maintenance Supervisors will also find cushy salaries in San Antonio (+27 percent), San Diego (+26 percent), Chicago (+21 percent), and Houston (+19 percent). The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 18 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Cleveland and New York (10 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).
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