Assistant Project Managers of Construction in the United States can expect wages of $56K per year on average. Cash earnings for Assistant Project Managers of Construction — including $8K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $35K to $79K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but the company and tenure are influential factors as well. Job satisfaction for Assistant Project Managers of Construction is high. Men make up the majority of Assistant Project Managers of Construction (66 percent) survey respondents. A fair number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just under a half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,490 - $77,886
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$56K
$78K
MEDIAN: $55,782
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$13.63 - $28.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,490 - $77,886  
   
Bonus
$404.06 - $7,610  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,098  
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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$35,404 - $78,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,801
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.63 - $28.06  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.31 - $41.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$404.06 - $7,610  
   
Commission
$8,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $7,098  
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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$35,404 - $78,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 707

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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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Assistant Project Managers of Construction who advance into the role of a Construction Senior Project Manager are fairly uncommon. Construction Senior Project Managers on average earn $111K per year. Typical career progression for an Assistant Project Manager of Construction involves becoming a Construction Project Manager or a Construction Project Manager, roles that pay $16K more and $21K more on average.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Project Manager, Construction


Shawmut Design and Construction, Walsh Construction Co., Turner Construction Company, Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc., and The Whiting- Turner Contracting Company are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Assistant Project Managers of Construction. Walsh Construction Co. pays the most with a median salary of $85K, though there is little variation overall ($63K to $99K). Soaring salaries can also be found at Tishman Construction, M. A. Mortenson Company, and Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc., where earnings of $85K, $84K, or $83K are standard for Assistant Project Managers of Construction.

Workers at Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, Shawmut Design and Construction, and Jones Lang LaSalle also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $58K, $63K, and $63K respectively.

Popular Skills for Assistant Project Manager, Construction


Assistant Project Managers of Construction seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Contract Management, Budget Management, Contractor Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 9 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, and autodesk autocad. 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $52K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $61K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Assistant Project Managers of Construction bring in $60K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,238

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

For those looking to make money, Assistant Project Managers of Construction in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 54 percent above the national average. Assistant Project Managers of Construction will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+34 percent), Seattle (+18 percent), Washington (+15 percent), and Dallas (+12 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 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 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 462 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




National Average
$54,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 462 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%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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