Entry-Level Construction Superintendent, Residential Salary

An average Entry-Level Residential Construction Superintendent can expect to take home roughly $49K annually. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Residential Construction Superintendents — including $10K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $32K to $68K depending on individual performance. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than one-half are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a little more than half and dental insurance is reported by one in three. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$36,589 - $67,321
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$67K
MEDIAN: $50,366
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$12.19 - $28.45
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$0$70K
Salary $36,589 - $67,321
Bonus $487.22 - $10,413
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,171
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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$34,286 - $70,305
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 186
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $12.19 - $28.45
Overtime $2.21 - $42.43
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $487.22 - $10,413
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,171
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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$34,286 - $70,305
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 43

Construction Superintendent, Residential Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,315

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

For Entry-Level Residential Construction Superintendents, working in the bustling city of Denver has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Residential Construction Superintendents will also find cushy salaries in Atlanta (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 13 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Fort Worth. Phoenix and Houston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 8 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

Construction Superintendent, Residential Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Construction Superintendent, Residential in Fort Myers:
"Learn as much as possible."
I would try to absorb as much info as possible about products, trades, and business practices.

Construction Superintendent, Residential in Portland:
"Know what you are getting into."
This is a high pressure job.Deadlines are based on corporate decisions not yours. You must know building codes, trade and industry standards, and be extremely organized in order to survive. Burnout occurs frequently in this position.Benefits are good but pay vs hours worked is lacking in my company.Bonuses need to be higher to match level of skill and experience.

Construction Superintendent, Residential in San Jose:
Attention to. Detail. Walk the homes.

Key Stats for Construction Superintendent, Residential

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
21%

Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent, Residential Salaries

▼0%

Job Scheduling
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Project Management
▼2%

Contractor Management
▼4%

Construction Estimating
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 47%