Assistant Project Managers of Construction in the United States take home an average $56K per year. Total cash compensation for Assistant Project Managers of Construction runs from $35K to $78K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $7K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by the company and tenure. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the majority of Assistant Project Managers of Construction (67 percent) survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than two-fifths. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,483 - $77,250
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$39K
$56K
$77K
MEDIAN: $55,612
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$13.59 - $27.87
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$39,483 - $77,250  
   
Bonus
$410.68 - $7,493  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,358  
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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$35,453 - $78,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,803
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.59 - $27.87  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$20.27 - $43.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$410.68 - $7,493  
   
Commission
$8,500  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,358  
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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$35,453 - $78,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 675
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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 do not often transition into Construction Senior Project Manager roles. The role averages $110K 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


Assistant Project Managers of Construction flock to Shawmut Design and Construction, Walsh Construction Co., Turner Construction Company, Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc., and Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. The biggest paychecks can be found at Tishman Construction — the median salary there is $87K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Archer Western Contractors, Ltd., M. A. Mortenson Company, and Walsh Construction Co., where earnings of $85K, $84K, or $83K are standard for Assistant Project Managers of Construction.

Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, Jones Lang LaSalle, and Shawmut Design and Construction are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($57K, $62K, and $63K respectively).

Popular Skills for Assistant Project Manager, Construction


Assistant Project Managers of Construction report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Contract Management, Contractor Management, Budget Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 8 percent and 11 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, 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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $52K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $61K. Assistant Project Managers of Construction with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $60K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $62K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $54,203

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

For Assistant Project Managers of Construction, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Assistant Project Managers of Construction will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+33 percent), Washington (+16 percent), Seattle (+16 percent), and Dallas (+13 percent). Miami is the lowest-paying area, 14 percent south of the national average. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Orlando (4 percent less) and Atlanta (1 percent less).

Assistant Project Manager, Construction Reviews

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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Experience Affects Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salaries





Construction Estimating
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Scheduling
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Microsoft Project
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$54,000

Blueprints
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Microsoft Office
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autodesk autocad
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Project Coordinating
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 452 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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