Construction Foreman Salary

Men account for the majority of Construction Foremans in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $22.09 per hour. Overall incomes of Construction Foremans generally bottom out at around $36K and peak near $83K; the final number can, in exceptional cases, include upwards of $6K each for bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geography, followed by experience level and the individual firm. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than two-fifths lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a little over a half and dental coverage is claimed by more than a third. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$38,396 - $83,913
$38K
$58K
$84K
MEDIAN: $57,810
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$15.72 - $35.05
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$0$83K
Salary $38,396 - $83,913
Bonus $0.00 - $6,074
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,170
Commission $1,000
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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$35,761 - $83,577
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 902
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $15.72 - $35.05
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $9.01
Overtime $22.30 - $47.61
Annual Data $0$83K
Bonus $0.00 - $6,074
Commission $1,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $8,170
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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$35,761 - $83,577
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 3,057

Job Description for Construction Foreman

A construction foreperson supervises a construction crew. The construction may relate to the erection or repair of a building or and an infrastructure, such as a bridge. The foreperson will schedule work for the crew and may also be responsible for making proposals and obtaining new jobs. The foreperson will be expected to have construction experience. The foreperson will need to assist the crew wherever help is needed, including carrying out hard labor. The abilities to work in extreme temperatures, to work with hand and power tools, to stand and walk for a long period of time, and to lift heavy objects are essential. The foreperson may also work with designers and architects, in order to create blueprints and diagrams.

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Construction Foreman Tasks

  • Communicate and enforce all safety regulations.
  • Manage supplies, materials, and equipment.
  • Coordinate essential personnel on-site for the project.
  • Plan, direct and budget activities concerned with the construction of structures, facilities, or systems.
  • Read and interpret site plans, construction drawings and scopes of work.

Common Career Paths for Construction Foreman


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For Construction Foremans, progressing to a Construction Project Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Construction Project Manager can earn $75K annually. Construction Foremans typically move into roles as Construction Project Managers or Commercial Construction Superintendents, and those positions pay $17K more and $17K more, respectively.

Construction Foreman Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Construction Foreman


Miller Pipeline Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $63K.

Popular Skills for Construction Foreman


Survey results imply that Construction Foremans deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Welding, Blueprints, and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Roofing Materials Installation and Windows Operating System General Use. For most people, competency in Blueprints indicates knowledge of Project Management and Contractor Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Foreman

Pay by Experience for a Construction Foreman has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Foreman with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 820 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Foreman with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 1,065 salaries. An experienced Construction Foreman which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 1,730 salaries. A Construction Foreman with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 960 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $53,176

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

For Construction Foremans, working in the bustling city of New York has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Construction Foremans will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+19 percent), Houston (+12 percent), Baltimore (+9 percent), and San Diego (+7 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Phoenix and 8 percent less in Charlotte, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Construction Foreman Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Construction Foreman?

Construction Foreman in Houston:
Pros: I love the challenge and the job it's self is very full feeling.
Cons: I don't like the fact I don't make industry standards pay after 2 years and someone hired with 0 experience makes 2x more than I do.

Construction Foreman in Oklahoma City:
"Hardworking .lead operator of large rendering opportunity."
Pros: Great inc. Great peoople.
Cons: Derive.

Construction Foreman in Grand Rapids:
"Construction."
Pros: I like being able to look back on my work and see what I've built. I also like the ability to move up quickly in the company.
Cons: I don't like how because of my young age people treat me like I don't know what I'm talking about or pay me less then someone else just because I am younger.

Construction Foreman in Buffalo:
Pros: Concrete.
Cons: Bad equipment, management error.

Construction Foreman in United States:
"Stressful."
Pros: Constant work.
Cons: To much responsibility's.

Construction Foreman in McPherson:
"Challenging."
Pros: Love to build.
Cons: Too many people in the process.

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Key Stats for Construction Foreman

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 835 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
26%

Experience Affects Construction Foreman Salaries

▲10%

▲2%

National Average
$53,000

▼6%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Construction Foreman Salaries

▲4%


▲1%






National Average
$53,000

Machine Operation
▼1%


Team Leadership
▼2%

Project
▼2%

▼3%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 835 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 45%