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Assistant Project Manager, Construction Salary

Median pay for Assistant Project Managers of Construction in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $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. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the particular firm, followed by geography and tenure. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. Most Assistant Project Managers of Construction report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$38,332 - $74,154
(Median)
$38K
$54K
$74K
MEDIAN: $53,665
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$12.84 - $25.20
(Median)
$13
$18
$25
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
$38,332 - $74,154  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,276  
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $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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$34,134 - $74,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 3,274
National Hourly Rate 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$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.84 - $25.20  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00 - $1.27  
Overtime
$18.88 - $37.96  
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 - $6,276  
   
Profit Sharing
$293.61 - $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).
)
$34,134 - $74,937  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 758
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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 transition into a Construction Project Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $75K per year. Assistant Project Managers of Construction typically move into roles as Construction Project Managers or Construction Managers, and those positions pay $18K more and $21K more, 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 Turner Construction Company, Walsh Construction Co., Shawmut Design and Construction, The Whiting- Turner Contracting Company, and Jones Lang LaSalle. Tishman Construction offers the largest salaries in town — $87K on average. Other leaders in compensation levels are Walsh Construction Co. at $81K, Balfour Beatty Construction, Inc. at $77K, and Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., where Assistant Project Managers of Construction annually earn $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. Also sliding in at the lower end of the scale are Turner Construction Company ($62K), Shawmut Design and Construction ($62K), and The Whiting- Turner Contracting Company ($70K).

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, Scheduling, and Microsoft Project are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 13 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Word. 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 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. Assistant Project Managers of Construction with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $58K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Assistant Project Managers of Construction that is 33 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Assistant Project Managers of Construction can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+31 percent), Washington (+18 percent), Dallas (+16 percent), and Boston (+15 percent). With compensation 8 percent below the national average, Minneapolis is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Miami (2 percent lower) and Philadelphia (1 percent lower).

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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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$52,000

Project
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Blueprints
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 789 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
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: 45% employee benefits None: 18%
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