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Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salary

Median pay for Assistant Project Managers of Construction in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $54K annually. In the world of Assistant Project Managers of Construction, overall income ranges from $34K near the bottom to $75K at the top; this can include more than $6K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. For the most part, Assistant Project Managers of Construction enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,264 - $74,041
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$74K
MEDIAN: $53,624
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$12.82 - $25.23
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$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,264 - $74,041  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,387  
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $7,235  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,086 - $74,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,237
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.82 - $25.23  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.27  
Overtime
$18.86 - $38.02  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,387  
   
Profit Sharing
$275.00 - $7,235  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$34,086 - $74,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 756

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Job Description for Assistant Project Manager, Construction

Assistant project managers in construction are responsible for communicating with people involved in a project (owners, vendors, subcontractors, etc.), and with a design team. Assistant project managers typically review plans and drawings, prepare estimates according to budgets, hold meetings and set and oversee construction schedules. People in this position might also write contracts. These managers work indoors and outdoors depending on the project. Some work (such as paperwork) might be done indoors, either in an established office or an "on-site" office, which is a designated area in the location of construction, such as a trailer that is set on-site for the duration of the project. Assistant project managers work with engineers, builders, owners and people who oversee the financial aspects of the project. They also work with safety personnel to ensure that such requirements are being legally met. While there is typically no specific school program for such positions, this is a demanding job that requires excellent communication skills and an ability to work effectively with and lead a team. A knowledge of software specific to various construction tasks is generally required. People in this type of position should be able to smoothly handle a variety of situations and problems that may arise--sometimes several at once--and either solve them or work with others involved in order to come to cooperative resolution. Being involved in construction often means that work takes place during times when traffic or certain populations are not around, but this is not always the case. So, assistant project managers must be able to do their work regardless what is happening around them. They might be required to work at night or during the day, any day of the week. The work is mental and may involve certain physical capabilities in an indoor or outdoor setting. They may be employed by small or large firms, and can handle everything from small to huge construction projects.


Assistant Project Manager, Construction Tasks

  • Manage projects with subcontractors.
  • Communicate with clients and subcontractors.
  • Assist in estimating project scope and costs.
  • Provide on site management of construction projects.

Common Career Paths for Assistant Project Manager, Construction


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Assistant Project Managers of Construction who go on to become Construction Project Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Construction Project Managers is $75K annually. Assistant Project Managers of Construction most often move into positions as Construction Project Managers or Construction Managers; those groups report median salaries that are $18K higher and $22K higher, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Project Manager, Construction


Turner Construction Company, Walsh Construction Co., Shawmut Design and Construction, Jones Lang LaSalle, and Tishman Construction are top-notch employers for Assistant Project Managers of Construction in this area. Tishman Construction offers the largest salaries in town — $87K on average. Walsh Construction Co., Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc., and Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Assistant Project Managers of Construction earning around $81K, $77K, or $70K at each firm, respectively.

Jones Lang LaSalle seems to offer the smallest paychecks with a median salary of only $61K. The pay range is quite narrow, too; compensation generally sits between $46K and $80K. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Turner Construction Company ($61K), Shawmut Design and Construction ($62K), and Suffolk Construction Company, Inc. ($70K).

Popular Skills for Assistant Project Manager, Construction


Assistant Project Managers of Construction report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Contract Management, Contractor Management, Scheduling, and AutoDesk are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 13 percent. Skills that pay less than market rate include Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Word. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Project Manager, Construction

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $49K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $60K. For Assistant Project Managers of Construction, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $57K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $58K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

Pay Difference by Location


For Assistant Project Managers of Construction, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Assistant Project Managers of Construction can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+31 percent), Washington (+17 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). Trailing the national average by 7 percent, Minneapolis is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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Experience Affects Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salaries






Project Management
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Construction Estimating
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$52,000

Project
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Blueprints
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 798 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 18%
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