Construction Coordinator Salary
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.
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.Read More...
Requirements in this position vary. Some individuals work as an assistant to a construction coordinator and work their way up; others attend a college or trade school, or they develop on-the-job experience in other construction-related positions. Excellent communication and managerial skills are also important, as is a knowledge of basic computer software.
Construction Coordinator Tasks
- Lead daily construction planning, including equipment availability and staff scheduling.
- Update project documentation and report on progress, obstacles, and timelines.
- Solicit and compare subcontractor bids, manage subcontractors, and monitor contract compliance.
- Review blueprints, schematics, and diagrams to monitor progress and quality of work.
- Monitor project progress and ensure materials are on hand and meet specifications.
Common Career Paths for Construction Coordinator
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
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).