Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salary

Assistant Project Managers of Construction in the United States pull down an average of $54K per year. 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 important factor affecting compensation for this group is the particular firm, followed by the particular city and years of experience. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Assistant Project Managers of Construction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$38,474 - $74,209

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$12.91 - $25.52

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$38,474 - $74,209  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,371  
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $7,373  
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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$34,335 - $74,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,368
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $25.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.27  
Overtime
$18.85 - $37.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,371  
   
Profit Sharing
$304.10 - $7,373  
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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$34,335 - $74,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 777
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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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As Assistant Project Managers of Construction transition into upper-level roles such as Electrical Project Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Electrical Project Managers earn $76K on average per year. A common career progression for an Assistant Project Manager of Construction is to become a Construction Project Manager or a Construction Project Manager. Compared to Assistant Project Managers of Construction, the first group earns $18K more on average, and the second group earns $22K more.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Assistant Project Manager, Construction


Known for taking on a considerable number of Assistant Project Managers of Construction, Walsh Construction Co., Turner Construction Company, Shawmut Design and Construction, Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., and The Whiting- Turner Contracting Company are leading firms in the industry. Tishman Construction attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $87K. Other leaders in compensation levels are M. A. Mortenson Company at $84K, Walsh Construction Co. at $82K, and Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc., where Assistant Project Managers of Construction annually earn $77K.

Employees of Jones Lang LaSalle can expect to make the least, with the company offering a median salary of $61K; however, pay is widely dispersed from top to bottom, ranging 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


Assistant Project Managers of Construction seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Contract Management, Contractor Management, Microsoft Project, and AutoDesk are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 12 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, and Windows Operating System General Use. 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 for the relatively untried average out to around $50K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $60K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $57K. Assistant Project Managers of Construction who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $59K.

Pay Difference by Location


Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Assistant Project Managers of Construction, 34 percent higher than the national average. Assistant Project Managers of Construction will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+33 percent), Dallas (+19 percent), Washington (+17 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). In Minneapolis, salaries are 9 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market.

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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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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 736 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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