Construction Coordinators in the United States take home an average $52K per year. With some bonuses approaching $6K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $5K, overall incomes of Construction Coordinators spread between $35K and $75K depending on individual performance. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the specific company are driving factors as well. Most Construction Coordinators report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$37,211 - $77,339
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$37K
$52K
$77K
MEDIAN: $51,871
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$14.67 - $30.24
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$20
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$37,211 - $77,339  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,919  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,932  
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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$35,493 - $74,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 363
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.67 - $30.24  
   
Overtime
$21.26 - $50.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,919  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $4,932  
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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$35,493 - $74,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 205
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Job Description for Construction Coordinator

The construction coordinator manages everyone involved in a construction job, including workers, administrative staff, clients, and the owner or developer. Construction coordinators must oversee cost, quality control, and personnel to ensure the construction process goes smoothly. Individuals in this role must know relevant local, state, and federal codes and laws; they must ensure that regulations are followed on the job site. Working with local building inspectors and city hall is also needed, and the construction coordinator serves as a "go between" among the developer, client, workers, and inspectors. The construction coordinator must have excellent knowledge of the phases and specific needs of construction projects; for example, understanding electrical, plumbing, and carpentry work are essential. The ability to oversee personnel and construction costs are necessary, as the construction coordinator must ensure that a project stays on budget.

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Construction Coordinator Tasks

  • Review blueprints, schematics, and diagrams to monitor progress and quality of work.
  • Monitor project progress and ensure materials are on hand and meet specifications.
  • Solicit and compare subcontractor bids, manage subcontractors, and monitor contract compliance.
  • Lead daily construction planning, including equipment availability and staff scheduling.
  • Update project documentation and report on progress, obstacles, and timelines.

Common Career Paths for Construction Coordinator


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Construction Coordinators do not often transition into Construction Manager roles. The role averages $73K per year. However, it's more common for Construction Coordinators to move into roles as Construction Project Managers or Assistant Project Manager, Constructions.

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Popular Skills for Construction Coordinator


Construction Coordinators seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Construction Estimating, Contractor Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts of 6 percent, 5 percent, 4 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Organizing, Microsoft Office, and Contract Management. Most people familiar with Project Coordinating also know Contractor Management and Construction Estimating.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Coordinator

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


For Construction Coordinators, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $47K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $51K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $55K in this role. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $61K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,097

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Construction Coordinators, busy New York offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 20 percent above the national average. Construction Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+18 percent), San Diego (+13 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and Dallas (+7 percent). Denver is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 14 percent. Workers in Indianapolis and Charlotte earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 6 percent less, respectively).

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Experience Affects Construction Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Construction Coordinator Salaries

Budget Management
up arrow 6%


Contractor Management
up arrow 4%

Project Management
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Microsoft Word
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National Average
$51,000

Project Coordinating
up arrow 1%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 1%


Scheduling
up arrow 8%

Purchasing
up arrow 9%

Contract Management
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 16%

Organizing
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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