Construction Administrator Salary

The average Construction Administrator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $51K annually. Total cash earnings of Construction Administrators range from $33K on the low end to $80K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $7K and $10K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and about one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by just over a half. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Construction Administrators making up 76 percent. The majority of Construction Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,385 - $88,428
$35K
$51K
$88K
MEDIAN: $50,502
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50%
90%

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$14.15 - $29.58
$14
$19
$30
MEDIAN: $19.41
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$35,385 - $88,428  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$33,140 - $79,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.15 - $29.58  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $44.38  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,953  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,863  
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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$33,140 - $79,930  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | 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

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

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Popular Skills for Construction Administrator


Survey results show that Construction Administrators use a fair number of skills. Most notably, facility with Construction Site Inspection and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 56 percent and 7 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office. Those proficient in Contract Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Construction Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 110 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Construction Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 54 salaries. A Construction Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 39 salaries.

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Key Stats for Construction Administrator

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Construction Administrator Salaries

▲51%

▲15%

▲7%

National Average
$48,000

▼15%

Skills That Affect Construction Administrator Salaries

Construction Site Inspection
▲56%



National Average
$48,000


Microsoft Office
▼8%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 25%
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