Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salary

Median pay for Assistant Project Managers of Construction in the United States is around $54K annually. Total cash compensation for Assistant Project Managers of Construction runs from $35K to $76K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by geography and years of experience. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assistant Project Managers of Construction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Assistant Project Managers of Construction who participated in the survey are largely men, dominating at 68 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,867 - $75,065
(Median)
$39K
$54K
$75K
MEDIAN: $54,205
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$13.06 - $26.08
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary 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$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,867 - $75,065  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,733  
Profit Sharing
$206.85 - $7,185  
Commission
$2,500  
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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$34,815 - $75,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 3,730
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.06 - $26.08  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$18.93 - $38.31  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,733  
   
Commission
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$206.85 - $7,185  
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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$34,815 - $75,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 858
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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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Though not the most common occurrence, Assistant Project Managers of Construction sometimes become Construction Senior Project Managers, where the average income is $109K per year. When Assistant Project Managers of Construction are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Construction Project Managers or Construction Project Managers. Those roles pay an additional $17K and $22K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Project Manager, Construction


Many Assistant Project Managers of Construction can be found at Turner Construction Company, Walsh Construction Co., Shawmut Design and Construction, Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., and Jones Lang LaSalle, firms that are at the top of the field. Although salaries only range from $63K to just $102K, Tishman Construction still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $87K. Soaring salaries can also be found at M. A. Mortenson Company, Walsh Construction Co., and Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc., where earnings of $84K, $83K, or $82K are standard for Assistant Project Managers of Construction.

Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, Shawmut Design and Construction, and Jones Lang LaSalle also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $56K, $63K, and $64K.

Popular Skills for Assistant Project Manager, Construction


Assistant Project Managers of Construction seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Contract Management, Contractor Management, Microsoft Project, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Excel. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Project Manager, Construction

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $50K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $60K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $58K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $60K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,641

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

For Assistant Project Managers of Construction, Los Angeles provides a pay rate that is 37 percent greater than the national average. Assistant Project Managers of Construction can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+34 percent), Washington (+16 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), and Dallas (+15 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Minneapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Miami (7 percent lower) and Atlanta (2 percent lower).

Assistant Project Manager, Construction Reviews

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

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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Experience Affects Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salaries




National Average
$53,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salaries




Project Management
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Scheduling
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Construction Estimating
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Project Coordinating
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$53,000

Blueprints
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AutoCAD
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Project
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 749 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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