$74,490
Avg. Salary
$28.78
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,914

Bonus

$3,032

Profit Sharing

$9,887

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Construction Superintendent is $28.78 per hour.

The average pay for a Construction Superintendent is $74,490 per year.

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$18.51
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$28.78
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$46.14
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MEDIAN $28.78
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$50k
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$74k
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$111k
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MEDIAN $74,490
$49,512 - $110,704
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MEDIAN: $74,490
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$18.51 - $46.14
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$0$115K
Salary $49,512 - $110,704
Bonus $513 - $14,833
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,301
Commission $1,014 - $50,335
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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$48,527 - $115,615
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 7,023
Hourly Data $0$62
Hourly Rate $18.51 - $46.14
Hourly Tips $0.00 - $6.16
Overtime $25.81 - $62.47
Annual Data $0$115K
Bonus $513 - $14,833
Commission $1,014 - $50,335
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $10,301
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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$48,527 - $115,615
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 24 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,911

Job Description for Construction Superintendent

A construction superintendent supervises every aspect of a building project, including by reporting on progress to owners, handling basic proposals, and managing contracts. Depending on the project, a construction superintendent also may assist in the physical aspect of construction. In addition, a person who holds this position must make sure that a particular project is within the parameters a set budget and relevant laws.

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Construction Superintendent 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 Pay By Employer

$0$142K

$92,646

$97,584

$64,324

$99,990

$110,000

$80,000

Common Career Paths for Construction Superintendent


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Construction Superintendents may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Construction Project Manager. Construction Project Managers on average make about as much as Construction Superintendents do. A lot of Construction Superintendents advance their careers by becoming Commercial Construction Superintendents and Construction Project Managers. However, those positions offer $4K less and $4K less per year on average.

Construction Superintendent Job Listings

Popular Skills for Construction Superintendent


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Adobe Acrobat, Project, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 11 percent. Those familiar with Blueprints also tend to know Project Management and Construction Estimating.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Superintendent

Pay by Experience for a Construction Superintendent has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Superintendent with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 981 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Superintendent with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 1,059 salaries. An experienced Construction Superintendent which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 2,116 salaries. A Construction Superintendent with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 2,116 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,890

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

For those looking to make money, Construction Superintendents in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Construction Superintendents will also find cushy salaries in New York (+32 percent), Chicago (+31 percent), Los Angeles (+22 percent), and Seattle (+19 percent). The lowest-paying market is Atlanta, which sits 13 percent below the national average. Employers in Phoenix and Orlando also lean toward paying below-median salaries (6 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

Construction Superintendent Advice

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

Construction Superintendent in Petaluma:
"Give it your all."
Work ethic is most important, give as much of your time and mentoring young carpenters!

Construction Superintendent in Raleigh:
""It is always now""
-Don't expect anyone to do anything they're supposed to do; the way they're supposed to do it, without supervision...especially if it will impact you. That goes for co-workers, trade partners, supervisors, inspectors and everybody in between. -Don't all

Construction Superintendent in Hanover:
"How much I would interact with the customer."
Make sure to listen carefully to customer concerns.

Construction Superintendent in Lewisburg:
"A professor can not teach what experience CAN."
Learn the terms of the trade.

Construction Superintendent in Salisbury:
"Cover yourself."
Don't expect others on your team to support you.

Construction Superintendent in Cheyenne:
"Every Day Learning."
Be prepared. The world is changing daily and people skills are really starting to go down hill.

Construction Superintendent in Saginaw:
"Greedy Grady."
Stay away from Graham construction. They treat everyone like they are disposable, this company has a hard time retaining key employees because the owner operator is unprofessional and has no integrity what so ever. He will lie to you face and try to bully his way out when you call him on it.

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Key Stats for Construction Superintendent

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1484 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
42%

Experience Affects Construction Superintendent Salaries

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$75,000

▼6%

▼24%

Skills That Affect Construction Superintendent Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1484 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
42%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 28%