Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salary

Commercial Construction Superintendents in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — about three in four have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $49K to $115K per year, median earnings come to $75K annually. Cash earnings for Commercial Construction Superintendents — which occasionally include more than $14K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $49K to approximately $115K. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and experience level. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Although nearly one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a little more than half get dental coverage, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$51,100 - $113,771
$51K
$76K
$110K
MEDIAN: $75,656
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50%
90%

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$19.23 - $44.23
$19
$28
$44
MEDIAN: $28.44
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$0$117K
Salary $51,100 - $113,771
Bonus $416 - $14,761
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,967
Commission $5,000
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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$49,896 - $117,600
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,840
Hourly Data $0$61
Hourly Rate $19.23 - $44.23
Hourly Tips $0.24
Overtime $25.34 - $61.08
Annual Data $0$117K
Bonus $416 - $14,761
Commission $5,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,967
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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$49,896 - $117,600
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 763

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.

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 Employer Salaries for Construction Superintendent, Commercial


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Commercial Construction Superintendents include Turner Construction Company, Skanska Usa Building Incorporated, Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc., Structuretone, Inc., and The Beck Group. Balfour Beatty leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $119K. The Clark Construction Group Inc., LLC, Clune Construction, and Jr Abbott also offer top salaries for Commercial Construction Superintendents. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $115K, $109K, and $108K, respectively.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Wespac Construction at $72K, and Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc. where $85K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Commercial Construction Superintendents there earn up to $121K.

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: $75,772

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 Reviews

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

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Augusta:
"Exciting."
Pros: It is forever changing and challenging.
Cons: Stressful at times. Busy days. Long days.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Dallas:
"Cronyism alive and well."
Pros: I like what I do the industry is exciting and everyday brings something new.
Cons: Those who are picked out personally by upper management succeed. Others are not given a fair shot. If you were hired at past middle age you do not have an opportunity for advancement. Unless you were hired at a high level position. Most are in fear for their job.

Construction Superintendent, Commercial in Atlanta:
"Head on a swivel at all times, Responsible for all people on."
Pros: Learning how to build certain things and meeting new people.
Cons: Not time in the day to complete your work. Always busy and responsible for someone or something.

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

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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 740 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
46%

Experience Affects Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salaries

▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$76,000

▼10%

▼27%

Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Commercial Salaries




Operations Management
▲2%


National Average
$76,000

▼1%


Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼2%

Project Management
▼2%





▼4%

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 740 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
46%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 26%