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Become A General Superintendent

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Working As A General Superintendent

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $134,540

    Average Salary

What Does A General Superintendent Do

A General Superintendent manages all field operations on an assigned project. They are responsible for ensuring the timely and profitable completion of each project.

How To Become A General Superintendent

Although education and training requirements vary widely by position and industry, many top executives have at least a bachelor’s degree and a considerable amount of work experience. 

Education

Many top executives have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration or in an area related to their field of work. Top executives in the public sector often have a degree in business administration, public administration, law, or the liberal arts. Top executives of large corporations often have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

College presidents and school superintendents are typically required to have a master’s degree, although a doctorate is often preferred.

Although many mayors, governors, or other public sector executives have at least a bachelor’s degree, these positions typically do not have any specific education requirements.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many top executives advance within their own firm, moving up from lower level managerial or supervisory positions. However, other companies may prefer to hire qualified candidates from outside their organization. Top executives who are promoted from lower level positions may be able to substitute experience for education to move up in the company. For example, in industries such as retail trade or transportation, workers without a college degree may work their way up to higher levels within the company to become executives or general managers.

Chief executives typically need extensive managerial experience. Executives are also expected to have experience in the organization’s area of specialty. Most general and operations managers hired from outside an organization need lower level supervisory or management experience in a related field.

Some general managers advance to higher level managerial or executive positions. Company training programs, executive development programs, and certification can often benefit managers or executives hoping to advance.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Top executives must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively. They must effectively discuss issues and negotiate with others, direct subordinates, and explain their policies and decisions to those within and outside the organization.

Decisionmaking skills. Top executives need decisionmaking skills when setting policies and managing an organization. They must assess different options and choose the best course of action, often daily.

Leadership skills. Top executives must be able to lead an organization successfully by coordinating policies, people, and resources.

Management skills. Top executives must shape and direct the operations of an organization. For example, they must manage business plans, employees, and budgets.

Problem-solving skills. Top executives need to identify and resolve issues within an organization. They must be able to recognize shortcomings and effectively carry out solutions.

Time-management skills. Top executives do many tasks at the same time, typically under their own direction, to ensure that their work gets done and that they meet their goals.

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General Superintendent Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    95.1%
  • Female

    3.2%
  • Unknown

    1.7%

Ethnicity

  • White

    82.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    9.5%
  • Asian

    5.8%
  • Unknown

    1.4%
  • Black or African American

    0.6%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    54.5%
  • French

    9.1%
  • German

    4.5%
  • Russian

    4.5%
  • Dakota

    4.5%
  • Carrier

    3.0%
  • Arabic

    3.0%
  • Swedish

    1.5%
  • Marshallese

    1.5%
  • Hawaiian

    1.5%
  • Chinese

    1.5%
  • Romanian

    1.5%
  • Occidental

    1.5%
  • Hebrew

    1.5%
  • Urdu

    1.5%
  • Italian

    1.5%
  • Korean

    1.5%
  • Czech

    1.5%
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Real General Superintendent Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
General Superintendent Lend Lease Us Construction LMB, Inc. New York, NY Nov 10, 2012 $167,000 -
$214,000
General Superintendent Moss & Associates, LLC Fort Lauderdale, FL Aug 25, 2016 $150,000
General Superintendent-Night Shift-Osbl Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals, Inc. Baytown, TX Apr 25, 2016 $135,828 -
$196,248
General Superintendent Treviicos Corporation MA Jan 15, 2015 $124,571
Asst. General Superintendent, Bus Transportation Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Washington, DC Nov 05, 2009 $124,373
Superintendent-Value Generation Kennecott Utah Copper LLC Magna, UT Oct 26, 2016 $105,903 -
$115,903
General Superintendent California Comfort Systems Inc. San Diego, CA Oct 01, 2013 $100,000
Construction Manager/General Superintendent Bechtel Construction Operations Inc. Houston, TX Dec 11, 2009 $97,798 -
$139,740
Specialized General Superintendent Treviicos Corporation East Sparta, OH Jun 17, 2016 $81,682
Site Superintendent Neelam Construction Corp. Northvale, NJ Dec 14, 2016 $80,000
MEP General Superintendent McCarthy Building Companies Inc. Oklahoma City, OK Nov 01, 2010 $69,500
Site Superintendent Neelam Construction Corp. Northvale, NJ Aug 09, 2015 $60,000

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Top Skills for A General Superintendent

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Top General Superintendent Skills

  1. General Contractors
  2. Facility
  3. Safety Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Developed meetings between trades, architects, engineers and general contractors.
  • Trained and educated the building superintendent and porters on all facility operations and systems.
  • Organize and schedule and train men/women on day to day installation of various Detention Equipment and proper safety procedures.
  • Provided site supervision and field management on a diverse range of commercial construction, demolition and tenant improvement projects.
  • Follow written and oral directions from Site Superintendent with no supervision.

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