Construction Project Assistant Salary

The average Construction Project Assistant in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $20.01 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Construction Project Assistants who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 85 percent. Job satisfaction for Construction Project Assistants is high. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,155 - $62,049
$35K
$45K
$62K
MEDIAN: $45,277
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$14.53 - $27.29
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20.18
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$0$62K
Salary $35,155 - $62,049
Bonus $491.69 - $5,152
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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$31,871 - $62,358
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 77
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $14.53 - $27.29
Overtime $17.00 - $50.00
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $491.69 - $5,152
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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$31,871 - $62,358
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 82

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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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Advancing into a Construction Project Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Construction Project Assistants, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $70K per year. When Construction Project Assistants are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Assistant Project Managers of Construction or Construction Project Engineers. Those roles pay an additional $5K and $12K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Construction Project Assistant


Construction Project Assistants seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Coordinating, Contractor Management, Microsoft Excel, and Project Management 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 experienced in Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Office and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Construction Project Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Construction Project Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Construction Project Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 79 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Construction Project Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Construction Project Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 35 salaries. A Construction Project Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 20 salaries.

Construction Project Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Construction Project Assistant?

Construction Project Assistant in Albuquerque:
Pros: Each day comes with new things to do. The work environment is supportive for growth.
Cons: Nothing.

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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 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Construction Project Assistant Salaries

▲10%

▲6%

National Average
$45,000

▼6%

▼7%

Skills That Affect Construction Project Assistant Salaries

Project Coordinating
▲12%




Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
▼0%

National Average
$45,000


▼2%




AutoCAD
▼17%

Contract Management
▼28%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 19%
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