Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salary

Assistant Project Managers of Construction in the United States take home approximately $56K annually on average. Overall cash earnings of Assistant Project Managers of Construction stretch from $36K near the bottom to $79K at the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K each from bonuses and profit sharing. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Men account for the majority of Assistant Project Managers of Construction who responded to the questionnaire — 66 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$39,503 - $78,196
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$56K
$78K
MEDIAN: $56,070
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$13.61 - $28.22
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,503 - $78,196  
   
Bonus
$305.79 - $7,683  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,717  
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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$35,713 - $79,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,850
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.61 - $28.22  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.20 - $40.53  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$305.79 - $7,683  
   
Commission
$8,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,717  
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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$35,713 - $79,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 741

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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.

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Assistant Project Managers of Construction sometimes assume positions such as Construction Senior Project Managers. That role pays $111K per year on average. Assistant Project Managers of Construction typically move into roles as Construction Project Managers or Construction Project Managers, and those positions pay $16K more and $21K more, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Project Manager, Construction


Shawmut Design and Construction, Turner Construction Company, The Whiting- Turner Contracting Company, Walsh Construction Co., and Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc. are top-notch employers for Assistant Project Managers of Construction in this area. Walsh Construction Co. pays the most with a median salary of $89K, though there is little variation overall ($62K to $100K). Other leaders in compensation levels are M. A. Mortenson Company at $84K, Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc. at $82K, and Tishman Construction, where Assistant Project Managers of Construction annually earn $75K.

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


Assistant Project Managers of Construction seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Contract Management, Contractor Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 11 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Adobe Acrobat, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Word. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in 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: $54,238

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

For Assistant Project Managers of Construction, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 53 percent above the national average. Assistant Project Managers of Construction can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+31 percent), Washington (+15 percent), Seattle (+14 percent), and Philadelphia (+12 percent). In Miami, salaries are 15 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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 513 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
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%

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▲11%

National Average
$54,000

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Skills That Affect Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 513 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 19%
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