Construction Project Assistant Salary

The average Construction Project Assistant in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $43K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Construction Project Assistants (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,088 - $57,118

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$11.96 - $25.53

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,088 - $57,118  
   
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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$28,143 - $57,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 159
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.96 - $25.53  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $39.24  
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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$28,143 - $57,245  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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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Many Construction Project Assistants move into a Construction Project Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $70K per year. Construction Project Assistants most often move into positions as Assistant Project Managers of Construction or Construction Project Engineers; those groups report median salaries that are $8K higher and $15K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Construction Project Assistant


Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Lucky workers who know Project Coordinating can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 22 percent above average. Contractor Management and Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 5 percent and 22 percent. 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.


For Construction Project Assistants, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $38K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $46K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Construction Project Assistant with more than 20 years of experience can earn $53K on average.

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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 22%


Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Project
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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: 76% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 20%
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