Construction Project Assistant Salary

Construction Project Assistants in the United States take home an average $45K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Construction Project Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Construction Project Assistants who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 85 percent. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$34,944 - $60,379
(Median)
$35K
$45K
$60K
MEDIAN: $44,659
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$12.23 - $25.82
(Median)
$12
$18
$26
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$34,944 - $60,379  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,825  
Profit Sharing
$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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$30,382 - $58,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $25.82  
   
Overtime
$18.29 - $42.28  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,825  
   
Profit Sharing
$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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$30,382 - $58,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 139
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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 often transition into Construction Project Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Construction Project Managers 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 $7K higher and $14K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Construction Project Assistant


Survey results imply that Construction Project Assistants deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Coordinating, Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking, Project Management, and Contractor Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 17 percent. 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 who know 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.


For Construction Project Assistants, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $39K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $44K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $48K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $52K.

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Experience Affects Construction Project Assistant Salaries




National Average
$43,000


Skills That Affect Construction Project Assistant Salaries

Project Coordinating
up arrow 17%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 4%

Contractor Management
up arrow 3%

National Average
$43,000

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Project
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%


AutoCAD
up arrow 13%

Contract Management
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 59%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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