Construction Administrator Salary

For Construction Administrators, annual average wages total $51K per year. Overall cash earnings for Construction Administrators stretch from $33K on the lower end to $83K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $7K from bonuses and $7K from profit sharing. Location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Construction Administrators making up 73 percent. The majority of Construction Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Although a fair number have medical coverage and just over a half have dental coverage, about a fourth claim no health benefits at all.

$35,044 - $90,542
$35K
$51K
$91K
MEDIAN: $50,708
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50%
90%

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$13.83 - $29.98
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MEDIAN: $20.24
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$35,044 - $90,542  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $7,397  
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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$32,976 - $83,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.83 - $29.98  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $46.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $7,397  
   
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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$32,976 - $83,247  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 87

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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


Construction Administrators report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, facility with Construction Site Inspection and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 55 percent and 4 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. 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 generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $51K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $41K. Construction Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $55K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $75K.

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Key Stats for Construction Administrator

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Construction Administrator Salaries

▲54%

▲14%

▲6%

National Average
$48,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Construction Administrator Salaries

Construction Site Inspection
▲55%



Contract Management
▼0%

National Average
$48,000


Microsoft Office
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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