Average Construction Superintendent Salary

$76,211
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,949
Bonus
$10,241
Commission
$3,125
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The average salary for a Construction Superintendent is $76,211.
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$51k
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$76k
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$115k
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$51k - $115k
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$1k - $78k
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What Do Construction Superintendents Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Construction Superintendent

4.1 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Construction Superintendent are from the companies Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc., Turner Construction Company and D.R. Horton Incorporated. Reported salaries are highest at Gilbane where the average pay is $125,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Turner Construction Company and Vaughn Construction, earning around $99,455 and $96,200, respectively. Ronnisch Construction Group pays the lowest at around $62,889. D.R. Horton Incorporated and Consigli Construction Company Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $65,173 and $83,284, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Construction Superintendents?

Skills in Job Scheduling and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Contractor Management and Blueprints.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Construction Superintendents?

An entry-level Construction Superintendent with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,467 based on 75 salaries. An early career Construction Superintendent with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $61,352 based on 1,241 salaries. A mid-career Construction Superintendent with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,797 based on 1,035 salaries. An experienced Construction Superintendent with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $79,160 based on 2,049 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $84,304.
Employees with Construction Superintendent in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 32.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (22.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (15.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (3.2% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (3.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 7,396 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.0%
Early Career
16.8%
Mid Career
14.0%
Experienced
27.7%
Late Career
40.5%