Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salary

For Assistant Project Managers of Construction, yearly average wages total $56K annually. Total cash compensation to Assistant Project Managers of Construction approaches anywhere from $36K on the lower end to $79K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $8K from bonuses and upwards of $7K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by the specific employer and tenure. Assistant Project Managers of Construction who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 66 percent. Job satisfaction for Assistant Project Managers of Construction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$39,599 - $78,057
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$56K
$78K
MEDIAN: $55,990
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$13.64 - $28.07
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,599 - $78,057  
   
Bonus
$397.70 - $7,657  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,196  
Commission
$8,500  
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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$35,690 - $79,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,685
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.64 - $28.07  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.18 - $41.29  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$397.70 - $7,657  
   
Commission
$8,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,196  
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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$35,690 - $79,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 677

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Assistant Project Manager, Construction


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While not commonly seen, Assistant Project Managers of Construction who transition into a Construction Senior Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Construction Senior Project Managers is $111K per year. Construction Project Managers or Construction Project Managers are common next-step roles for Assistant Project Managers of Construction moving up in their careers; annual pay for Construction Project Managers is $16K higher on average, and it's $21K higher for Construction Project Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Project Manager, Construction


Assistant Project Managers of Construction fill the offices of leading firms Shawmut Design and Construction, Turner Construction Company, The Whiting- Turner Contracting Company, Walsh Construction Co., and Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc. Employees at Walsh Construction Co. enjoy the biggest paychecks, and $89K is the median salary. Range in pay, on the other hand, is narrow, with lower figures hovering around $62K and higher ones not far away at only $100K. M. A. Mortenson Company, Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc., and Tishman Construction are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Assistant Project Managers of Construction earning around $84K, $82K, or $75K at each firm, respectively.

Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, Ferrovial Agroman, and Shawmut Design and Construction are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($58K, $59K, and $63K respectively).

Popular Skills for Assistant Project Manager, Construction


Survey takers working as Assistant Project Managers of Construction report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Contract Management, Contractor Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 11 percent, 10 percent, 9 percent, and 9 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Adobe Acrobat, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Word. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Project Manager, Construction

Pay by Experience for an Assistant Project Manager, Construction has a positive trend. An entry-level Assistant Project Manager, Construction with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 2,467 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Assistant Project Manager, Construction with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 858 salaries. An experienced Assistant Project Manager, Construction which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 461 salaries. An Assistant Project Manager, Construction with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 123 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,359

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Assistant Project Managers of Construction, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 53 percent greater than the national average. Assistant Project Managers of Construction can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+31 percent), Washington (+14 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and Philadelphia (+11 percent). Falling short of the national average by 15 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Miami.

Assistant Project Manager, Construction Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Assistant Project Manager, Construction?

Assistant Project Manager, Construction in Bladensburg:
"Casual place of work with some flexibility in schedule."
Pros: Casual atmosphere, no micro- management, educational in regards to construction, flexible with scheduling.
Cons: No benefits, low raise expectations.

Assistant Project Manager, Construction in Littleton:
Pros: Basically my job has unlimited overtime and that is a definite plus unless you to the point where Uncle Sam wants to indulge on your taxes.
Cons: I am always tired and I can never finish your project because it seems that I am always being pulled onto a new one.

Assistant Project Manager, Construction in Houston:
"Office Management."
Pros: The ability to take on the project and complete on time. With the direction of upper management the projects were completed with no problems.
Cons: The drive and traffic in Katy, Texas.

Assistant Project Manager, Construction in Brookfield:
"Responsibility, Communication and attention to details."
Pros: Working with a team to help get the job done and accomplishing the company's goals.
Cons: No drinking water for employee's. Lack of interest in following up employee reviews. Will not change or upgrade company's procedures to accommodate productive work for employee's.

Assistant Project Manager, Construction in Washington:
"Mid-Level DC General Contractor."
Pros: The idea of getting to see a tangible product to which you can say "I helped build that" is amazing. The connections you make by being involved with so many trades allows for movement and opportunities to appear. The people are much more down to earth. Don't have to watch what you say quite as much as a normal desk job.
Cons: As it is construction, the hours are never very consistent. We are asked to work far more than 40 hours a week. The stress associated with this job is rather high. Our company is understaffed for the amount of work we are doing.

Assistant Project Manager, Construction in Covington:
"Laid back hard working environment."
Pros: Learning many new things, lots of opportunity to lead, but also to learn from others. Always changing and fast-paced.
Cons: Intense personalities and passing of blame for failures to others.

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Key Stats for Assistant Project Manager, Construction

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 457 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salaries

▲17%

▲13%

▲11%

National Average
$54,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 457 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 18%
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