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Construction Project Assistant Salary

For Construction Project Assistants, yearly average wages total $42K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Construction Project Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to two-fifths. Women account for the majority of Construction Project Assistants who took the survey — 83 percent to be exact. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,033 - $56,242
(Median)
$32K
$42K
$56K
MEDIAN: $42,407
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$11.97 - $25.45
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$32,033 - $56,242  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,069  
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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$27,863 - $56,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 167
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $25.45  
   
Overtime
$18.38 - $39.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,069  
   
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).
)
$27,863 - $56,677  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Construction Project Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $70K per year. Assistant Project Managers of Construction or Construction Project Engineers are common next-step roles for Construction Project Assistants moving up in their careers; annual pay for Assistant Project Managers of Construction is $8K higher on average, and it's $16K higher for Construction Project Engineers.

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Popular Skills for Construction Project Assistant


Survey results imply that Construction Project Assistants deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Lucky workers who know Project Coordinating can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 23 percent above average. Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking and Contractor Management are also correlated to pay that is above average, with increases between 5 percent and 23 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. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $37K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $43K. Construction Project Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $46K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Construction Project Assistants with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $52K.

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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%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Project
up arrow 3%

National Average
$41,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 4%


AutoCAD
up arrow 8%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 11%

Contract Management
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 20%
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