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Residential Construction Superintendent

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Runs day-to-day operations on a residential 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 102 Residential Construction Superintendent job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 2558 in the United States.

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

Salary

Many new Residential 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 $69,699.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $63,833.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Residential Construction Superintendent postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $59,394.

Education and Experience

Posted Residential 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 Degree6%
Bachelor's Degree50%
Master's Degree1%
Doctoral Degree0%
Other43%

Posted Residential 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 years12%
3 to 5 years72%
6 to 8 years5%
9+ years10%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Residential 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 (31%)
  • Organizational Skills (25%)
  • Detail-Oriented (16%)
  • Problem Solving (16%)
  • Planning (16%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Residential Construction (85%)
  • Scheduling (60%)
  • Budgeting (43%)
  • Project Management (41%)
  • Quality Assurance and Control (22%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Occupational Health and Safety (19%)
  • Quality Management (12%)
  • Plumbing (10%)
  • Repair (9%)
  • Carpentry (8%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Punch List (7%)
  • Framing (6%)
  • Renovation (6%)
  • Commercial Construction (5%)
  • New Construction (5%)

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) (2%) – marginal value $4,184
  • Commercial Construction (5%) – marginal value $2,428
  • Microsoft Project (4%) – marginal value $1,978
  • Procore (4%) – marginal value $1,912
  • Punch List (7%) – marginal value $1,777

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Construction Superintendent
  • Superintendent
  • Residential Homebuilding Superintendent
  • Residential Superintendent

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 Residential Construction Superintendent jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Blueteam Software Incorporated (31)
  • MDC Holdings (30)
  • Redfin Service Company (22)
  • Nabholz Construction Serv (17)
  • Pronto Home Repairs (16)

North Carolina

  • True Homes (8)
  • Sea Coast Homes (5)
  • Rcb Construction Management (4)
  • Pronto Home Repairs (4)
  • Habitat for Humanity (4)

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