Building Superintendent Salary

With about three in five of Building Superintendents in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Building Superintendents is $48K per year and can range from $26K on the lower end to $76K per year near the higher end. With some bonuses approaching $9K, overall incomes of Building Superintendents generally spread between $26K and $76K depending on individual performance. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Building Superintendents is high. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and slightly less than one-half receive dental plans. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,063 - $75,745
$29K
$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $48,504
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$12.89 - $31.08
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$31
MEDIAN: $19.52
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$0$76K
Salary $29,063 - $75,745
Bonus $0.00 - $8,194
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,137
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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$29,160 - $76,852
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 202
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $12.89 - $31.08
Hourly Tips $3.75
Overtime $18.39 - $48.12
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $0.00 - $8,194
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,137
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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$29,160 - $76,852
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 146

Job Description for Building Superintendent

Building superintendents oversee day-to-day operations for their building, handling aspects such as maintenance, electricity, and plumbing. They are responsible for delegating responsibilities to subordinates and overseeing quality control in areas such as production and maintenance. Building superintendents must ensure reports and work schedules are processed in a timely manner. They are also responsible for ordering maintenance supplies, supervising work-order requests, and handling employee issues and complaints. These professionals typically report to the plant manager, presenting relevant data and information as needed.

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Building 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.

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Popular Skills for Building Superintendent


Building Superintendents seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 12 percent and 15 percent. Those listing Carpentry as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Cleaning and ELECTRICAL also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Contractor Management also tend to know Project Management and Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Building Superintendent

Pay by Experience for a Building Superintendent has a positive trend. An entry-level Building Superintendent with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 94 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Building Superintendent with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Building Superintendent which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 147 salaries. A Building Superintendent with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 82 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $45,715

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 31 percent, Building Superintendents in Philadelphia receive some of the highest pay in the country. Building Superintendents will also find cushy salaries in New York (+2 percent). Boston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 9 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Building Superintendent

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
24%

Experience Affects Building Superintendent Salaries

▲13%

▲5%

National Average
$46,000

▼2%

▼10%

Skills That Affect Building Superintendent Salaries







National Average
$46,000

▼4%

Household Electronic Repair
▼9%

Painting
▼20%

ELECTRICAL
▼26%

Cleaning
▼28%

Carpentry
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
no benefits
None: 31%