Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salary

Assistant Project Managers of Construction in the United States can expect wages of $54K per year on average. In the world of Assistant Project Managers of Construction, total cash compensation can vary between $34K and $75K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $6K and $7K, respectively. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is the specific employer, though the particular city and years of experience have a (lesser) impact as well. The majority of Assistant Project Managers of Construction claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$38,476 - $74,249
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$74K
MEDIAN: $53,703
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$12.84 - $25.56
(Median)
$13
$18
$26
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
$38,476 - $74,249  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,256  
Profit Sharing
$440.42 - $7,214  
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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$34,252 - $74,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,347
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.84 - $25.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.27  
Overtime
$18.77 - $38.62  
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 - $6,256  
   
Profit Sharing
$440.42 - $7,214  
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).
)
$34,252 - $74,977  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 772
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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 progress into high-paying roles like Electrical Project Manager, where median compensation is $76K annually. 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 $18K and $22K, respectively.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Project Manager, Construction


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Assistant Project Managers of Construction include Walsh Construction Co., Turner Construction Company, Shawmut Design and Construction, The Whiting- Turner Contracting Company, and Jones Lang LaSalle. Tishman Construction leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $87K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider M. A. Mortenson Company, Walsh Construction Co., and Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc., top-paying firms where Assistant Project Managers of Construction rake in a comfortable $84K, $82K, or $77K, respectively.

Jones Lang LaSalle offers the lowest pay, with a median salary of just $61K. The pay scale doesn't vary widely, either; compensation ranges from $46K to $80K. Other low-paying employers include Shawmut Design and Construction at $62K and Turner Construction Company at $63K, though some Assistant Project Managers of Construction there earn up to $97K.

Popular Skills for Assistant Project Manager, Construction


Survey results imply that Assistant Project Managers of Construction deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in Contract Management, Contractor Management, AutoDesk, and Scheduling are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Word. 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 $50K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $60K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $57K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $59K.

Pay Difference by Location


Surpassing the national average by 36 percent, Assistant Project Managers of Construction in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Assistant Project Managers of Construction will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+33 percent), Dallas (+18 percent), Washington (+17 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Minneapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Miami and Charlotte are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 4 percent lower and 1 percent lower, respectively.

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Experience Affects Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salaries






Project Management
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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 758 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 18%
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