Construction Coordinator Salary

For Construction Coordinators, annual average wages total $50K per year. Total cash earnings of Construction Coordinators range from $34K on the low end to $73K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $6K and $5K, respectively. Geographic location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 58 percent. Job satisfaction for Construction Coordinators is high. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,348 - $72,386
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $50,223
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50%
90%

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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 (?
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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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Construction Coordinators may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Construction Manager. The latter position pays an average of $73K annually. A Construction Project Manager or an Assistant Project Manager of Construction is a typical transition from a Construction Coordinator role.

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Popular Skills for Construction Coordinator


Survey results suggest that Construction Coordinators put a wide range of professional skills to use. 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. Those familiar with Project Coordinating also tend to 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $45K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Construction Coordinators make a median salary of $52K. 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.

Seattle offers some of the highest pay in the country for Construction Coordinators, 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). The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 15 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include 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
up arrow 3%

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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