Construction Superintendent, Residential Salary

Residential Construction Superintendents who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up roughly two in three of Residential Construction Superintendents. Pay fluctuates from $41K to $95K per year, but expected earnings average $60K annually. Cash earnings for Residential Construction Superintendents — including $15K in bonuses and $6K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $41K to $95K depending on individual performance. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly two in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and nearly one in three claim dental coverage as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$41,401 - $85,286
$41K
$59K
$85K
MEDIAN: $59,304
10%
50%
90%

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$15.28 - $44.04
$15
$25
$44
MEDIAN: $25.27
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50%
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$0$94K
Salary $41,401 - $85,286
Bonus $513 - $15,819
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,148
Commission $3,000
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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$41,191 - $94,010
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 678
Hourly Data $0$54
Hourly Rate $15.28 - $44.04
Overtime $21.08 - $54.68
Annual Data $0$94K
Bonus $513 - $15,819
Commission $3,000
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $6,148
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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$41,191 - $94,010
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 148

Job Description for Construction Superintendent, Residential

A residential construction superintendent holds a managerial position that involves overseeing the construction of houses and major home renovation or remodeling jobs. This person works to ensure that buildings are created using proper procedures, according to design and development specifications, and in adherence with agreed-upon schedules and budgeting.

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Construction Superintendent, Residential Tasks

  • Oversee, direct, and coordinate all aspects of the completion of residential construction projects.
  • Manage, coordinate, and supervise subcontractors, keeping track of each group's activities.
  • Communicate regularly with project owners, discussing project progress and answering questions.
  • Monitor the project to make sure it stays within budget, write and submit proposals for budget changes.
  • Schedule the completion of different phases of the project, making sure materials, labor, and equipment are available when needed.

Common Career Paths for Construction Superintendent, Residential


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For Residential Construction Superintendents, progressing to a Construction Project Manager role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Construction Project Manager can earn $75K annually. Residential Construction Superintendents moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Construction Project Managers or Commercial Construction Superintendents. The median paychecks in those roles are $8K higher and $8K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Construction Superintendent, Residential


Residential Construction Superintendents report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Construction Estimating, Safety Compliance, Contractor Management, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing framing and Customer Service as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Those proficient in Project Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Contractor Management and Construction Estimating.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Superintendent, Residential

Pay by Experience for a Construction Superintendent, Residential has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Superintendent, Residential with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 193 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Superintendent, Residential with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 140 salaries. An experienced Construction Superintendent, Residential which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 281 salaries. A Construction Superintendent, Residential with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 284 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,530

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

For Residential Construction Superintendents, New York provides a pay rate that is 66 percent greater than the national average. Residential Construction Superintendents can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+46 percent), Seattle (+19 percent), Dallas (+12 percent), and Atlanta (+9 percent). The lowest-paying market is Orlando, which sits 19 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Greenville (13 percent lower) and Phoenix (5 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Construction Superintendent, Residential

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
39%

Experience Affects Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries

▲11%

▲3%

National Average
$62,000

▼3%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries



▲1%

Safety Compliance
▲1%

Project Management
▼0%


National Average
$62,000

Customer Service
▼29%

framing
▼32%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 43%