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Commercial Construction Superintendent

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Runs day-to-day operations on a commercial construction site and controls the short-term schedule on the site. Also performs important quality control and coordinates subcontractors. Often works in cooperation with construction project manager.

Job Outlook

There were 419 Commercial Construction Superintendent job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 8496 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Construction Manager industry, which includes the Commercial Construction Superintendent career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Commercial Construction Superintendent jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $79,971.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $76,856.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Commercial Construction Superintendent postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $70,469.

Education and Experience

Posted Commercial Construction Superintendent jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree3%
Bachelor's Degree39%
Master's Degree2%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other55%

Posted Commercial Construction Superintendent jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years9%
3 to 5 years65%
6 to 8 years11%
9+ years15%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Commercial Construction Superintendent positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (30%)
  • Organizational Skills (27%)
  • Building Effective Relationships (23%)
  • Microsoft Excel (18%)
  • Microsoft Office (17%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Commercial Construction (85%)
  • Scheduling (60%)
  • Budgeting (44%)
  • Occupational Health and Safety (39%)
  • Project Management (38%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Quality Management (10%)
  • Cost Control (8%)
  • Industrial Engineering Industry Expertise (8%)
  • Plumbing (8%)
  • Industrial Construction (8%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Building Codes (7%)
  • Request for Information (RFI) (6%)
  • Drywall (5%)
  • Shop Drawings (5%)
  • Primavera (4%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Request for Information (RFI) (6%) – marginal value $2,299
  • Primavera (4%) – marginal value $2,158
  • Prolog (1%) – marginal value $2,031

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Commercial Construction Superintendent skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Superintendent
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Commercial Superintendent
  • Superintendent - Commercial Construction

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Commercial Construction Superintendent jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • MDC Holdings (260)
  • Cloud Construction Management (117)
  • Ryan Companies United States Incorporated (78)
  • Hitt Contracting Incorporated (73)
  • Balfour Beatty (54)

North Carolina

  • Cloud Construction Management (16)
  • Salisbury & Moore, Inc (9)
  • Daly Seven Incorporated (7)
  • Vericon Construction Company (6)
  • Monteith Construction (6)

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