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Project Assistant Salary (United States)

A relatively inexperienced group of workers, just below two-thirds of Project Assistants report fewer than five years of experience; the average pay for this group is around $39K per year. Cash earnings for Project Assistants — including $3K in bonuses and $4K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $27K to $52K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The greater part enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to close to one-half. Female Project Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries in the field. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Project Assistant Salary (?
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$28,812 - $51,647
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MEDIAN: $39,006
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Project Assistant Salary (?
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$12.01 - $23.02
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National Salary Data

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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,812 - $51,647  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $4,363  
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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$26,549 - $51,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 582
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.01 - $23.02  
   
Overtime
$14.81 - $34.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,959  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $4,363  
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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$26,549 - $51,717  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 555
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Job Description for Project Assistant

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

Common Career Paths for Project Assistant

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While Project Assistants do not often become Information Technology Project Managers, the job usually pays $86K per year. Career advancement for the typical Project Assistant often leads to becoming a Project Coordinator or a Construction Project Manager; median salaries in these positions are $4K higher and $32K higher, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Project Assistant

Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Project Coordinating, Research Analysis, and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know Office Administration and Project Coordinating.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Project Assistants do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. The average beginner in this position makes around $36K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $41K. For Project Assistants, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $43K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $44K. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field — a fair portion of those surveyed fit this bill. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up nearly one in seven of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than one in ten, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining fewer than one in twenty.

Pay Difference By Location

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With a pay rate for Project Assistants that is 11 percent greater than the national average, San Francisco offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Other big spenders include Seattle, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and New York, top-paying cities where Project Assistants see paychecks higher than average (+10 percent, +10 percent, +8 percent, and +6 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 8 percent south of the national average, can be found in Raleigh. Employers also pay below the national average in Portland (5 percent lower) and Houston (2 percent lower).

Project Assistant Reviews

What is it like working as a Project Assistant?
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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Experience Affects Project Assistant Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Skills That Affect Project Assistant Salaries

Project Management
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Project Coordinating
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Research Analysis
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Microsoft Excel
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Office Administration
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National Average
$38,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 294 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 18%