Construction Project Assistant Salary
|Salary||$33,197 - $61,167|
|Bonus||$246.58 - $5,575|
|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).)
|$30,707 - $60,619|
|Hourly Rate||$14.31 - $26.27|
|Overtime||$17.68 - $49.13|
|Bonus||$246.58 - $5,575|
|Total Pay (||$30,707 - $60,619|
Job Description for Construction Project Assistant
The construction project assistant develops schedules for particular projects being performed by their company. This person does not work on the labor end of construction, but is one of the planners of the project. The construction project assistant communicates with clients regularly, responding to inquiries and answering questions. Additionally, the assistant manages documents such as subcontractor requisitions, vendor invoices, and project activities. Much of the assistant's work is performed inside an office, but occasionally this worker meets with clients outside of their office. Sometimes, the construction project assistant travels to the construction work site to check on the progress of projects, since reporting and presenting progress reports is also his or her duty.Read More...
Generally, no formal education is required for this position, although the construction project assistant must have several years of experience in construction business and with management experience. This person also needs to be able to manage a team, interacting regularly with construction workers and reporting to the owner of the construction company or other supervisor. Additionally, the assistant should have advanced knowledge of spreadsheet software and other relevant computer programs. They should also have outstanding general management skills to help maintain the project schedule, budget, and quality of the project.
Construction Project Assistant Tasks
- Communicate and manage projects with subcontractors.
- Maintain documentation related to budget, scheduling, and other aspects of construction projects.
- Ensure that projects are completed on schedule and within budget.
- Communicate with clients.
Common Career Paths for Construction Project Assistant
Construction Project Assistants might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Construction Project Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $70K per year. Typical career progression for a Construction Project Assistant involves becoming an Assistant Project Manager of Construction or a Construction Project Engineer, roles that pay $5K more and $12K more on average.
Popular Skills for Construction Project Assistant
Survey takers working as Construction Project Assistants report using a large range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Coordinating, Contractor Management, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Contract Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. AutoCAD and Windows Operating System General Use also typically command lower compensation. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Office and Project Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Construction Project Assistant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $42K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $42K. Construction Project Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $50K. For some reason, Construction Project Assistants with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $49K.
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