$76,024
Avg. Salary
$28.63
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,923

Bonus

$3,042

Profit Sharing

$6,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Construction Superintendent, Commercial is $28.63 per hour.

The average pay for a Construction Superintendent, Commercial is $76,024 per year.

10%
$19.17
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$28.63
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$44.24
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MEDIAN $28.63
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$51k
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$112k
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MEDIAN $76,024
$51,201 - $111,621
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MEDIAN: $76,024
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$0$115K
Salary $51,201 - $111,621
Bonus $515 - $14,634
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,173
Commission $0.00 - $15,152
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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$49,861 - $115,937
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5,013
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $19.17 - $44.24
Hourly Tips $0.48
Overtime $25.98 - $60.23
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $515 - $14,634
Commission $0.00 - $15,152
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,173
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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$49,861 - $115,937
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 22 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,381

Job Description for Construction Superintendent, Commercial

A commercial construction superintendent manages day-to-day construction operations in the commercial industry, which includes building and renovating for retail, food service, and office industries. The superintendent spends much of the day communicating with clients on the status of their construction projects and communicating with architects on design status and efficacy.

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Construction Superintendent, Commercial Tasks
  • Plan, coordinate and schedule construction projects.
  • Is responsible for the quality of work and for keeping the project on time and within budget.
  • Is the sole person in supervision over the construction workers.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial Pay By Employer

$0$152K

$86,595

Gilbane
12 profiles
$92,100

Balfour Beatty
11 profiles
$92,514

$76,662

The Beck Group
9 profiles
$64,538

$84,953

$114,872

$107,500

$104,075

Jr Abbott
5 profiles
$107,548

Common Career Paths for Construction Superintendent, Commercial


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At the upper end, Commercial Construction Superintendents who move into a General Superintendent role can end up with a hefty increase in pay. The average income for General Superintendents is a much higher $104K per year. Commercial Construction Superintendents most frequently advance into Construction Superintendent and Construction Project Manager roles even though the median salaries are $5K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial Job Listings

Popular Skills for Construction Superintendent, Commercial


Commercial Construction Superintendents report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Budget Management, Construction Estimating, and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Blueprints. Most people familiar with Blueprints also know Contractor Management and Project Coordinating.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Superintendent, Commercial

Pay by Experience for a Construction Superintendent, Commercial has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Superintendent, Commercial with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 592 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Superintendent, Commercial with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 676 salaries. An experienced Construction Superintendent, Commercial which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 1,407 salaries. A Construction Superintendent, Commercial with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $83,000 based on 1,514 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $75,951

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

For Commercial Construction Superintendents, Seattle provides a pay rate that is 26 percent greater than the national average. Commercial Construction Superintendents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Chicago (+24 percent), New York (+24 percent), San Diego (+24 percent), and Los Angeles (+16 percent). In Charlotte, salaries are 14 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (12 percent less) and Atlanta (6 percent less).

Construction Superintendent, Commercial Advice

Q: What is it like working as a Construction Superintendent, Commercial?

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Denver:
"Never trust another man's work."
Set up a system of checks to confirm the competency of subcontractors. Make sure to streamline it so you have time for all the paperwork and other planning in the day.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Dallas:
"DFW Commercial Construction General Superintedent."
Be a doctor.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Los Angeles:
"Intense."
Pros: Working with people.
Cons: Too many hours worked.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Houston:
"Keep time employees, mechanic, technical support, over."
Run jobs mechanic direct employees hire and fire help with all tasks in the field.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Dallas:
"Pay attention."
Pay attention to you pm's, don't let them run you, pay attention to your senior supers you should be learning from them.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in New York:
"Responsibilities And Organization."
Keep track of your daily activities, log in the weather everyday, check your inventory, communicate with your fellow employees, treat each employee equally and respectfully in order to get the right performance out of them, respect your clients, bite your tongue and try to compromise in order for the project to go forward successfully, hold weekly safety meetings, hold weekly meeting on production and give credit to the employees that put forth the energy to give you the best job, limit your friendship with your employees, treat the crew every now and then to coffee, sit down and listen to what employees have to say (good or bad) one on one to build a solid caring /business relationship, listen to the people who have been in this business for a very long time because you do not know everything, be opened minded, read the prints over and over and over again, read the specs, separate and file all divisions, create a chart/folder for RFI's sent and answered & have a chart for submissions.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Denver:
"Sell Yourself High! The Squeaky Wheel Gets The Cash."
Sell yourself high. Acquire as many certificates that you can along the way. Find out who decides on promotions and raises. And focus on your communications skills.

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Key Stats for Construction Superintendent, Commercial

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1285 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
46%

Experience Affects Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salaries

▲9%

▼0%

National Average
$76,000

▼11%

▼28%

Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salaries




Operations Management
▲2%

National Average
$76,000


▼1%





Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼3%

Project Management
▼3%


▼4%

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1285 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 26%