What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Runs day-to-day operations on a 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.
There were 1560 Construction Superintendent job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 30315 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Construction Manager industry, which includes the Construction Superintendent career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new 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.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $74,933.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $72,349.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Construction Superintendent postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $63,698.
Education and Experience
Posted 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.
Posted 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 Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||14%|
|3 to 5 years||60%|
|6 to 8 years||10%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills 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.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (31%)
- Planning (24%)
- Organizational Skills (20%)
- Microsoft Office (20%)
- Problem Solving (16%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Scheduling (55%)
- Budgeting (41%)
- Project Management (33%)
- Occupational Health and Safety (28%)
- Quality Assurance and Control (25%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Repair (11%)
- Quality Management (9%)
- Cost Control (9%)
- Customer Service (7%)
- Project Planning and Development Skills (7%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Estimating (7%)
- Microsoft Project (6%)
- Building Codes (6%)
- Procore (5%)
- Renovation (5%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Construction Superintendent skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Assistant Superintendent
- Electrical Superintendent
- Site Superintendent
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.
- Commercial Construction Superintendent
- Construction Project Manager
- Construction Site Manager
- Commercial Construction Manager
- Commercial Construction Project Manager
- Construction Manager
- Residential Construction Superintendent
- Residential Construction Project Manager
- Residential Construction Manager
Here are the employers that have posted the most Construction Superintendent jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- D.R. Horton (679)
- Gilbane Building Company (227)
- Kiewit Corporation (177)
- J.E. Dunn Construction (150)
- Scott Humphrey (144)
- D.R. Horton (42)
- Actalent (17)
- Fessler Bowman Incorporated (16)
- Samet Corporation (14)
- Kaufman Lynn Construction (13)