Construction Superintendent Career Path

Do you find yourself searching “Construction Superintendent jobs near me” or even just “construction jobs near me” with little luck? Here at NCW, we’re always looking for someone to get the job done.  

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See if you check our boxes to be a great construction superintendent:

5+ Years of Experience

Steady job history and 5+ years of related experience working on commercial construction projects as a Superintendent.

Excellent leadership, interpersonal, & Communication skills

Ability to effectively lead and manage teams. Ability to interact and communicate effectively with project team, customers, subcontractors, vendors, inspectors, and employees at all levels of the organization.

Safety Always Top of Mind

Successful superintendents know that safety is always a top priority on a jobsite. Our clients are eager to hire superintendents with a safety-first mindset.

We think you have what it takes to be a construction superintendent… do you?

As an integral part of the construction management industry, superintendents work with the project team to establish goals and develop accountability.

Superintendents manage safety, quality, scheduling, production, logistics and coordination and represent the company in meetings and interfaces with project stakeholders.

Take a look at a typical Construction Superintendent career progression

Getting Started
A Few Years In
Ramping Up
The Future

How to Become a Superintendent

For some, the first step to becoming a construction superintendent is to earn a degree. However, that’s not always needed! If you want to pursue a degree, we often look for a bachelor's degree in civil engineering or a similar field.

Once You Have Your Start

Picking a specialty, like electrical, interior or mechanical, can help you become an expert in your field. Depending on the specialty you choose, pursuing certain construction superintendent certifications, like Crestron, ctsi, OSHA and PMP, can help you stand out to employers.

New Construction Superintendent Jobs

Gaining experience as an assistant superintendent is a great place to start, learn, and grow and there are many entry-level superintendent roles for you to explore. It can take a few years in an entry-level position before you can be considered for a more advanced superintendent role.

High Paying Superintendent Opportunities

Now you can start pursuing construction superintendent jobs! According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, top paying states for construction superintendents include Alaska, New Jersey, New York, Delaware and California.

Here are some trends we’ve noticed in the construction industry:

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Construction Superintendent Trends

Recent trends have seen a shift towards an increased focus on safety, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness. Superintendents are now more likely to take a proactive approach to risk management and use technology to increase the efficiency of their projects.

All of this has led to an increased demand for experienced and knowledgeable construction superintendents.


Superintendent - Construction Salary

The typical construction superintendent salary ranges between $80,000 to $240,000 based on factors like experience, education, and willingness to travel. Travelers can expect per diem and stipends on top of their salary to supplement needs on the road. Whether you are in the beginning of your career or a few years in, you can expect to make a higher salary than most jobs within the United States!


Superintendent Related Jobs

Look out for these related titles:

  • Traveling Superintendent
  • Senior Superintendent
  • Field Superintendent
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Commercial Construction Superintendent
Also, compare other jobs within the construction industry:
  • Construction Superintendent vs Project Manager
  • Superintendent vs Project Engineer
  • Superintendent vs Foreman

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We specialize in helping construction professionals find their dream role. Do you have experience in industrial, commercial, multi-family, and civil construction builds? If so, we are here to help you find your next job as a construction superintendent. Have another specialty? Don’t worry, we do more than hire top construction superintendents, so let us know how we can help you.   

Our construction superintendent recruiters have years of experience working with top talent, just like you. Our goal is to get to know you, understand your aspirations, chat through your experience, and connect you with a top general contractor that aligns with your wants and needs. 

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