Project Assistant Salary

Project Assistants in the United States take home approximately $42K per year on average. Residence and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Project Assistants who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 80 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$31,698 - $57,813
$32K
$42K
$58K
MEDIAN: $41,728
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$13.71 - $25.40
$14
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.14
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$0$57K
Salary $31,698 - $57,813
Bonus $500 - $5,106
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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$30,226 - $57,204
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 423
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $13.71 - $25.40
Overtime $20.51 - $37.43
Annual Data $0$57K
Bonus $500 - $5,106
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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$30,226 - $57,204
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 394

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Job Description for Project Assistant

Project assistants work alongside project managers to help guide their teams on a path to completed product or service offerings. They typically help facilitate communication within a project team and across other departments, and also serve as liaisons between the project manager and other team members and perform important functions like updating timetables, schedules, and progress reports. For many managers working in the development of goods or services, a strong assistant is key to completing projects on-time and within established budgets.

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Project Assistant Tasks

  • Assist in preparing reports and data collection for analysis.
  • Review and distribute project documents.
  • Prepare correspondence related to project.
  • Maintain project records and ensure that all regulatory documents are correct, processed and approved.

Common Career Paths for Project Assistant


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While not commonly seen, Project Assistants who transition into an Information Technology Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Information Technology Project Managers is $86K per year. Project Assistants typically move into roles as Project Coordinators or Project Managers, and those positions pay $2K more and $23K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Project Assistant


Survey results imply that Project Assistants deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Adobe InDesign, Document Preparation, and AutoCAD are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 14 percent, and 8 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Customer Service. Those proficient in Microsoft Excel are, more often than not, also skilled in Office Administration and Project Coordinating.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Project Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 560 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 172 salaries. An experienced Project Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 124 salaries. A Project Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 35 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,828

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Project Assistants, San Jose offers exceptional salaries, 34 percent above the national average. Project Assistants will also find cushy salaries in San Francisco (+28 percent), Salt Lake City (+10 percent), Houston (+9 percent), and New York (+7 percent). Raleigh is the lowest-paying area, 13 percent south of the national average. Ann Arbor and Indianapolis are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 10 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively.

Project Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Project Assistant?

Project Assistant in Buffalo:
"Overextended, underpaid."
Pros: Networking, participating in high level project meetings.
Cons: Only administrative duties; no projects to manage.

Project Assistant in Fountain Valley:
"Great Challenge, Under Paid."
Pros: The challenge. How every day I'm put into a new situation and I have to figure out how to do it. It's moderately easy, it just takes time and a way to figure out how to do it.
Cons: It's dealing with large amounts of money. So I'm responsible for making really important decisions, that could cost the company a very large amount of money, so I have to be careful and detail oriented. The pay does not reflect this responsibility. The constant stress of having to be working. Never a moment you can relax.

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Key Stats for Project Assistant

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Project Assistant Salaries

▲17%

▲14%

▲6%

National Average
$41,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Project Assistant Salaries

Adobe InDesign
▲31%

Document Preparation
▲13%

AutoCAD
▲7%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲3%

Adobe Photoshop
▲2%

Data Analysis
▲2%


National Average
$41,000


Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Project Management
▼1%





Customer Service
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 19%
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