Construction Coordinator Salary

Construction Coordinators in the United States pull down an average of $52K per year. Overall cash earnings for Construction Coordinators stretch from $36K on the lower end to $76K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $6K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by the company and years of experience. Women Construction Coordinators who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Most Construction Coordinators like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$37,070 - $78,011
$37K
$52K
$78K
MEDIAN: $51,569
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$14.90 - $30.87
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$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,070 - $78,011  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,860  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,411  
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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$35,913 - $75,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 349
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $30.87  
   
Overtime
$21.30 - $52.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,860  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $6,411  
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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$35,913 - $75,709  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 207

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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

  • 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


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It's not very common for Construction Coordinators to move on to become Construction Managers. Average pay for a Construction Manager is $73K annually. Moving from a Construction Coordinator to Construction Project Manager or Assistant Project Manager of Construction is a more common career path, however.

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Popular Skills for Construction Coordinator


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Budget Management, Construction Estimating, Contractor Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 7 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Organizing, Microsoft Office, and Contract Management. Those educated in Project Coordinating tend to be well versed in 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.


Construction Coordinators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $47K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $51K. Construction Coordinators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $55K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Construction Coordinators with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $61K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,982

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

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Construction Coordinators, 21 percent higher than the national average. Construction Coordinators will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+21 percent), San Diego (+11 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and Dallas (+4 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Denver, 16 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Indianapolis (14 percent lower) and Atlanta (8 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Construction Coordinator

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Construction Coordinator Salaries

▲19%

▲9%

▲1%

National Average
$51,000

▼9%

Skills That Affect Construction Coordinator Salaries

Budget Management
▲7%




Microsoft Word
▲1%

Project Coordinating
▼0%

National Average
$51,000



Scheduling
▼7%

Purchasing
▼9%

Contract Management
▼12%

Microsoft Office
▼16%

Organizing
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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