Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salary

Assistant Project Managers of Construction in the United States pull down an average of $54K annually. In the world of Assistant Project Managers of Construction, total cash compensation can vary between $35K and $76K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $7K and $7K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the company, though geography and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Assistant Project Managers of Construction who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (68 percent) are men. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,867 - $75,065
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$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 (?
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$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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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 $109K 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 $17K higher on average, and it's $22K higher for Construction Project Managers.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Project Manager, Construction


Turner Construction Company, Walsh Construction Co., Shawmut Design and Construction, Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., and Jones Lang LaSalle are among the top companies that take on many Assistant Project Managers of Construction. With a median salary of $87K, Tishman Construction offers Assistant Project Managers of Construction the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $63K and are capped at $102K. Also paying near the top of the field are M. A. Mortenson Company at $84K, Walsh Construction Co. at $83K, and Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc., where Assistant Project Managers of Construction annually earn $82K.

A few other companies with smaller-than-average paychecks include Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC ($56K), Shawmut Design and Construction ($63K), and Jones Lang LaSalle ($64K).

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, Microsoft Project, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 11 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Word, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $50K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $60K. Assistant Project Managers of Construction who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $58K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $60K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $52,641

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

Home to some of the best pay for Assistant Project Managers of Construction, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 37 percent above 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). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Minneapolis. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include 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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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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