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Construction Project Assistant Salary

An average Construction Project Assistant in the United States can expect to take home roughly $43K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Construction Project Assistants (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Construction Project Assistants. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and the larger part earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$32,238 - $56,510
(Median)
$32K
$43K
$57K
MEDIAN: $42,605
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50%
90%

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$11.96 - $25.47
(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
$32,238 - $56,510  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
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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$27,869 - $56,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 164
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
$11.96 - $25.47  
   
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.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
   
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).
)
$27,869 - $56,843  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 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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Construction Project Assistants who move on to become Construction Project Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Construction Project Managers get paid an average 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 $8K more on average, and the second group earns $16K more.

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Popular Skills for Construction Project Assistant


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set 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 23 percent, 5 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. 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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $37K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $43K. On average, Construction Project Assistants make $46K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $53K.

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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%

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 4%


AutoCAD
up arrow 9%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 11%

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
29%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 19%
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