Median pay for Construction Administrators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $52K annually. The range in cash compensation to Construction Administrators ($33K to $83K) includes potential earnings of $7K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Construction Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Construction Administrators making up 73 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too.

$35,436 - $90,531
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$35K
$52K
$91K
MEDIAN: $51,524
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$13.31 - $30.48
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$13
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,436 - $90,531  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $6,904  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,801  
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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$32,832 - $83,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.31 - $30.48  
   
Overtime
$23.58 - $48.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $6,904  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,801  
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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$32,832 - $83,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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Job Description for Construction Administrator

Construction administrators are in charge of completing administrative duties during their company's construction projects. They are responsible for ensuring that all required materials are delivered to the work site. In addition, they calculate construction costs to make sure they match construction plans. They relay administrative paperwork and ideas to construction specialists and professionals. Construction administrators need to be able to work well under strict deadlines to make sure all contracts are followed. One of their main tools includes a personal computer to maintain an accurate record of construction supplies and review construction projects.

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Construction Administrator Tasks

  • Monitor and track construction progress and changes.
  • Write, prepare, and understand specifications.
  • Perform on-site inspections of construction progress.
  • Understand project specifications and architectural documents.
  • Meet with the general contractor and clients to assist in construction process.

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Popular Skills for Construction Administrator


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, facility with Construction Site Inspection and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 51 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel. The majority of those who know Contract Management also know Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Construction Administrators with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $40K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $52K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Construction Administrators make a median salary of $55K. Construction Administrators who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $75K.

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Experience Affects Construction Administrator Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Construction Administrator Salaries

Construction Site Inspection
up arrow 51%


Project Coordinating
up arrow 2%

Contract Management
0%

National Average
$50,000


Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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