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Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salary

Assistant Project Managers of Construction in the United States can expect to earn an average of $53K annually. Total cash earnings of Assistant Project Managers of Construction range from $34K on the low end to $75K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $6K and $7K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by geography and tenure. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,159 - $73,764
(Median)
$38K
$53K
$74K
MEDIAN: $53,452
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$12.75 - $25.25
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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
$38,159 - $73,764  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,168  
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $7,255  
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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$34,038 - $74,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,189
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.75 - $25.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.27  
Overtime
$18.78 - $37.90  
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 - $6,168  
   
Profit Sharing
$255.32 - $7,255  
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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$34,038 - $74,633  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 749

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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Construction Project Manager. The latter position pays an average of $74K annually. Assistant Project Managers of Construction typically move into roles as Construction Project Managers or Construction Managers, and those positions pay $18K more and $22K more, 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., Jones Lang LaSalle, Shawmut Design and Construction, and Tishman Construction, firms that are at the top of the field. Tishman Construction offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $87K.

Jones Lang LaSalle is infamous for dishing out the smallest paychecks in the area (the median in that office is $60K), but the company pay scale is greatly mixed, meaning that workers on the low end may earn only $45K while workers on the upper end may rake in $80K.

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, Contractor Management, Scheduling, and AutoDesk are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 13 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, and AutoCAD. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $57K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 31 percent, Assistant Project Managers of Construction in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Assistant Project Managers of Construction can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+31 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), and San Diego (+15 percent). Falling short of the national average by 8 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Minneapolis. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Miami (4 percent less) and Philadelphia (1 percent less).

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Experience Affects Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salaries






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Construction Estimating
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 827 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 18%