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Construction Project Assistant Salary

Construction Project Assistants in the United States pull down an average of $42K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Construction Project Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. Construction Project Assistants who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 83 percent. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,061 - $56,162
(Median)
$32K
$42K
$56K
MEDIAN: $42,111
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$11.98 - $25.41
(Median)
$12
$17
$25
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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
$32,061 - $56,162  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,077  
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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$27,795 - $56,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 168
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.98 - $25.41  
   
Overtime
$18.55 - $38.95  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,077  
   
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).
)
$27,795 - $56,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 132

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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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Advancing into a Construction Project Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Construction Project Assistants, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $70K per year. A common career progression for a Construction Project Assistant is to become an Assistant Project Manager of Construction or a Construction Project Engineer. Compared to Construction Project Assistants, the first group earns $9K more on average, and the second group earns $16K more.

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Popular Skills for Construction Project Assistant


Construction Project Assistants report using a deep pool of skills on the job. 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 24 percent, 6 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 skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in 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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $37K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $42K. Construction Project Assistants who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $46K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Construction Project Assistant generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $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 24%

Windows NT / 2000 / XP Networking
up arrow 6%

Contractor Management
up arrow 4%

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 3%


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 63 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: 78% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 19%