Construction Project Assistant Salary

Median pay for Construction Project Assistants in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $43K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Construction Project Assistants who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. While close to one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,754 - $56,984
(Median)
$33K
$43K
$57K
MEDIAN: $42,688
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$11.97 - $25.51
(Median)
$12
$17
$26
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,754 - $56,984  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,034  
Profit Sharing
$75.00 - $1,250  
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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$27,963 - $57,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $25.51  
   
Overtime
$18.55 - $39.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$75.00 - $1,250  
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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$27,963 - $57,072  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130
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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

  • Ensure that projects are completed on schedule and within budget.
  • Communicate with clients.
  • Communicate and manage projects with subcontractors.
  • Maintain documentation related to budget, scheduling, and other aspects of construction projects.

Common Career Paths for Construction Project Assistant


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Construction Project Assistants who move on to become Construction Project Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Construction Project Managers get paid an average 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 $8K more and $16K more on average.

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Popular Skills for Construction Project Assistant


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, facility with Project Coordinating, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 23 percent, 5 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Those listing Contract Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows Operating System General Use and AutoCAD also typically command lower compensation. Most people who know 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.


Construction Project Assistants with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $37K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $43K. Construction Project Assistants bring in $46K after working for 10 to 20 years. After two decades in the workforce, the average Construction Project Assistant generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $53K.

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Experience Affects Construction Project Assistant Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Construction Project Assistant Salaries

Project Coordinating
up arrow 23%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 5%

Contractor Management
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Project
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

AutoCAD
up arrow 9%


Contract Management
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 20%
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