Construction Project Assistant Salary

Pay for Construction Project Assistants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $19.95 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — roughly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and a majority have dental, too. The majority of Construction Project Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Construction Project Assistants who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 85 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,197 - $61,167
$33K
$45K
$61K
MEDIAN: $45,322
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50%
90%

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$14.31 - $26.27
$14
$20
$26
MEDIAN: $19.95
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$33,197 - $61,167  
   
Bonus
$246.58 - $5,575  
Profit Sharing
$2,100  
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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$30,707 - $60,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 66
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.31 - $26.27  
   
Overtime
$17.68 - $49.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$246.58 - $5,575  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,100  
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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$30,707 - $60,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 81

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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.

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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


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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.

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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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Key Stats for Construction Project Assistant

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Construction Project Assistant Salaries

▲10%

▲7%

National Average
$45,000

▼6%

▼6%

Skills That Affect Construction Project Assistant Salaries

Project Coordinating
▲12%



Microsoft Excel
▼0%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼0%

National Average
$45,000


Project
▼2%


Adobe Photoshop
▼9%


AutoCAD
▼17%

Contract Management
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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