Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salary

The average Assistant Project Manager of Construction in the United States earns approximately $54K annually. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $7K, overall incomes of Assistant Project Managers of Construction spread between $34K and $75K depending on individual performance. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography and tenure. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Most Assistant Project Managers of Construction like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$38,440 - $74,228
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$74K
MEDIAN: $53,692
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$12.84 - $25.50
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$13
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,440 - $74,228  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,281  
Profit Sharing
$375.00 - $7,235  
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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$34,174 - $74,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,322
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.84 - $25.50  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.27  
Overtime
$18.81 - $38.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,281  
   
Profit Sharing
$375.00 - $7,235  
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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$34,174 - $74,950  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 774
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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. The most common next step for an Assistant Project Manager of Construction is to become a Construction Project Manager or a Construction Project Manager. The former position pays an additional $18K per year on average, and the latter position pays $23K more per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Project Manager, Construction


Dominating the field, Walsh Construction Co., Turner Construction Company, Shawmut Design and Construction, The Whiting- Turner Contracting Company, and Jones Lang LaSalle are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Assistant Project Managers of Construction. Tishman Construction offers the largest salaries in town — $87K on average. Other big spenders include Walsh Construction Co., Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc., and The Whiting- Turner Contracting Company, top-paying firms where Assistant Project Managers of Construction see paychecks nearing $82K, $77K, or $70K.

Offering a median of only $61K, Jones Lang LaSalle pays the least. Moreover, the compensation range seems pretty narrow; employees make $46K on the lower end and $80K on the higher end. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Shawmut Design and Construction at $62K, and Turner Construction Company where $63K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Assistant Project Managers of Construction there earn up to $97K.

Popular Skills for Assistant Project Manager, Construction


Assistant Project Managers of Construction seem to wield many 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 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, and AutoCAD. 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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $50K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $60K. Assistant Project Managers of Construction claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $57K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $59K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Assistant Project Managers of Construction, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Assistant Project Managers of Construction can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+32 percent), Washington (+17 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), and San Diego (+15 percent). Trailing the national average by 9 percent, Minneapolis is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 4 percent less in Miami and 1 percent less in Charlotte, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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 769 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: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 18%
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