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Salary and Benefits

Project Superintendent
$62K-$76K / yr. (est.)
$69,158 / year
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Project Superintendent

What does a Project Superintendent do?

As Project Superintendents, we are responsible for monitoring projects from planning to construction. We supervise all construction activities and ensure compliance with design and budget. We maintain an effective relationship with all subcontractors and suppliers. Preparing and maintaining construction budgets and ensuring the safety of the environment at all times is part of our daily responsibilities. We administer all activities on-site and maintain knowledge on project progress. We maintain logs of all processes and evaluate construction drawings. Working as Project Superintendents, we maintain an effective construction schedule and assist in all special projects.

Core tasks:

  • supervise permitting processes
  • provide efficient support to the environmental permitting group
  • ensure compliance with all health and safety procedures


How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Project Superintendent?
On average, people work 5-7 years in other positions prior to becoming a Project Superintendent.
Construction EstimatorSan Francisco, CA - 8 months ago
I guess as a Construction Estimator, I'm part of that statistic. It took me 6 years to transition into a Project Superintendent. Definitely worth it though.
PlumberBoston, MA - 7 months ago
People underestimate the learns that come from working different positions. I'm a proud Project Superintendent now, with years of plumbing experience behind me!
How Long Do Project Superintendent Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Project Superintendents works in this position for 5+ years across multiple employers.
Construction ForemanNew York City, NY - 8 months ago
πŸ‘· Project Superintendents may think they're in control, but we make sure things get done on the ground. They can't handle the physical work!
Civil EngineerHouston, TX - 8 months ago
Project Superintendents need to understand the technical aspects of construction. It's not just about 'managing' the job!
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Project Superintendent Employees?
Frequent job changes in Project Superintendent, indicating a willingness to change companies and roles more frequently.
Construction Project ManagerHouston, TX - 8 months ago
In the construction industry, project superintendents often change jobs to acquire more skills and experience. It's normal! πŸ‘·
Student Architectural DraftspersonSan Francisco, CA - 8 months ago
As a student studying architecture, I believe consistent job changes can hinder career progression and professional growth. πŸ—

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Project Superintendent's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Project Superintendent typically studied at.
Arizona State University-Tempe
Colorado State University-Fort Collins

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What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Project Superintendent Employees?
Gender ratio in Project Superintendent position: 0.965565706254392 Male and 0.0344342937456079 Female. Age ratio in Project Superintendent position: 16-20: 6%, 21-30: 52%, 31-40: 23%, 41-50: 12%, 51-60: 6%, 60+: 1%. Project Superintendent position is predominantly male (96.6%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 31-40 years old.
Project SuperintendentMiami, FL - 7 months ago
Okay, let's not make this about blaming women. It's society's responsibility to encourage more diversity in traditionally male-dominated fields. πŸ‘©
Project SuperintendentSeattle, WA - 7 months ago
I've been in this profession for years, and I've seen plenty of capable women. The industry needs to do more to attract and retain them! πŸ‘


Who Are the Top Employers for Project Superintendent?
Top employers of Project Superintendent position: Hensel Phelps, McCarthy Building, Shawmut Design and Construction. People who work in Project Superintendent position most typically go on to work for the Hensel Phelps.
Project SuperintendentDallas, TX - 8 months ago
I disagree with all of you! Don't limit yourselves to those companies. There are plenty of other great options for Project Superintendents in Dallas!
Project SuperintendentSeattle, WA - 8 months ago
Heard good things about Hensel Phelps and McCarthy Building, but I've had an amazing experience with GLY Construction. They really value their employees' expertise.
Hensel Phelps
McCarthy Building
Shawmut Design and Construction
What Industries Does Project Superintendent Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Project Superintendent: Construction, Real Estate / Rental / Leasing, Administrative & Support, Professional / Scientific / Technical, Manufacturing. Project Superintendent employees most likely come from a Construction industry background.
Project SuperintendentHouston, TX - 8 months ago
I've been a Project Superintendent for years and let me tell you, the long hours and tight deadlines can really take a toll on your personal life. It's not all glamorous! πŸ˜”
Project SuperintendentAtlanta, GA - 7 months ago
I don't understand why everyone's complaining about being a Project Superintendent. I love the challenge and rewards that come with successfully completing complex projects. πŸ—

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Discussion about Project Superintendent

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Do a lot of women work as a Project Superintendent?
Isabella Holmes3 years ago
It’s a male dominated profession.
What is the most common age of a Project Superintendent?
Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
The typical age is 31 for a Project Superintendent.
Is a Project Superintendent considered to be a junior profession?
Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
You need 6 years of experience to work as a Project Superintendent.
6 months ago
I have 10 years experience as a superintendent
Which industries are highly likely to employ a Project Superintendent?
Liam Brown3 years ago
Construction is the most probable for a Project Superintendent to work in.
Do I need a degree to work as a Project Superintendent?
Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
You should be fine with No higher education
Which company are you working for as a Project Superintendent?
Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Working as a Project Superintendent it might be a good next step to work for Hensel Phelps, McCarthy Building, Shawmut Design and Construction, The Walsh Group and Turner Construction
How long do people usually work as a Project Superintendent when they switch to another position?
Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
More than 5 years is the typical lifespan for a Project Superintendent.
How common is it for a Project Superintendent to jump from company to company?
Isabella Holmes3 years ago
It’s likely to work for multiple companies while holding the same title.
What work history do people usually have before becoming a Project Superintendent?
Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Typical prior positions for a Project Superintendent are Superintendent, Project Manager or Construction Superintendent
What can be the next step in your career path from Project Superintendent?
Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Consider the following: Project Manager, Superintendent or Construction Manager
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