Construction Coordinator Salary

Construction Coordinators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $50K per year. In the world of Construction Coordinators, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $6K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $5K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $34K and $73K. Geography and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to roughly one-half. For the most part, Construction Coordinators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Construction Coordinators who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$36,348 - $72,386
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $50,223
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50%
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$14.61 - $31.19
(Median)
$15
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $20
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50%
90%

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National Salary 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$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,348 - $72,386  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,867  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,299  
Commission
$5,000  
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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$33,945 - $73,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 547
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.61 - $31.19  
   
Overtime
$18.58 - $45.50  
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
$0.00 - $5,867  
   
Commission
$5,000  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $5,299  
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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$33,945 - $73,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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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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As Construction Coordinators transition into upper-level roles such as Construction Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Construction Managers earn $73K on average per year. Becoming a Construction Project Manager or an Assistant Project Manager of Construction is a common transition from a Construction Coordinator role.

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Popular Skills for Construction Coordinator


Construction Coordinators seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in Construction Estimating, Project Management, Contractor Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Job Scheduling as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Contract Management and Purchasing also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know 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, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $45K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $50K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $52K in this role. Construction Coordinators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $62K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,725

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

For those looking to make money, Construction Coordinators in Seattle enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 19 percent above the national average. Construction Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+15 percent), Denver (+11 percent), Dallas (+10 percent), and Houston (+10 percent). Trailing the national average by 15 percent, Phoenix is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Atlanta and Austin (5 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Construction Coordinator Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Construction Coordinator Salaries


Project Management
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Contractor Management
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National Average
$50,000

Project Coordinating
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Purchasing
up arrow 7%

Contract Management
up arrow 9%

Job Scheduling
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 157 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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