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Construction Project Assistant Salary (United States)

Pay for Construction Project Assistants in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $42K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. About a fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, most report medical coverage and a little more than half claim dental coverage as well. Construction Project Assistants are largely women, dominating the profession at 84 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This summary is derived from information collected in the PayScale salary survey.
Construction Project Assistant Salary (?
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$31,615 - $55,765
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MEDIAN: $41,811
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Construction Project Assistant Salary (?
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$11.94 - $25.14
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,615 - $55,765  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,013  
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $1,474  
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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$26,915 - $55,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.94 - $25.14  
   
Overtime
$19.71 - $38.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$101.74 - $1,474  
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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$26,915 - $55,797  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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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 might see a strong upturn in salary transition into upper-level roles like Construction Project Manager. It is not uncommon for a Construction Project Manager to earn $70K per year. Career advancement for the typical Construction Project Assistant often leads to becoming an Assistant Project Manager of Construction or a Construction Project Engineer; median salaries in these positions are $9K higher and $16K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Construction Project Assistant

Construction Project Assistants seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Project Coordinating, Contractor Management, and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 25 percent, 5 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Contract Management, Windows Operating System General Use, and AutoCAD. Most people familiar with Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Word 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 more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $36K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $42K. Construction Project Assistants bring in $46K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $52K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up slightly less than a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one in ten.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$40,000
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For those looking to make money, Construction Project Assistants in San Diego enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 18 percent above the national average. Construction Project Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+7 percent). Dallas ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 8 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Construction Project Assistant Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Skills That Affect Construction Project Assistant Salaries

Project Coordinating
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Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
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Project Management
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Project
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National Average
$40,000
Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Adobe Photoshop
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AutoCAD
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Contract Management
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 71 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

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: 76% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 21%