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6 Common Misconceptions with Building Superintendent Occupation

Updated: Mar 22, 2019

  • A Building Superintendent's job is 24 hours per day - The position does not require 24 hours per day, in fact a Superintendent is only require to work 40 hours per week.

  • Building Superintendents are Janitors - Superintendents does not have the same responsibilities as a "cleaner" or Janitor of the building.

  • There are NO salary available - ALL Superintendents should have salary and most companies are also including benefits on top of salary.

  • There are NO days off - Days off varies between companies but there will always be days off available,.

  • Limited Opportunities - There are several opportunities for a Superintendent; The position is open for singles, couples, or any team of two (Mother and son, Father and daughter, brother and sister or partners in life. Women also has a choice between working as a Superintendent, Cleaner or Administrator. There are also opportunities for both "Live-in" or "Live-out" Superintendents. 

  • There are no rooms for growth - There are different ways to grow as a Superintendent. 

  1. Building Superintendent's salary for "live-in" can range between $25,000 to $32,000 per year, plus free accommodations and for "live-out" can range $28,000 to $43,200 per year

  2. Superintendents are also known as:

  • Assistant Resident Manager

  • Resident Manager

  • Maintenance Technician

  • Building Operator

  • Maintenance Manager

  • Assistant Maintenance Manager

  • Operations Manager

  • Building Manager