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Project Assistant Salary

Project Assistants in the United States may have to scrimp and save; the median compensation is $40K per year. Total cash earnings of Project Assistants range from $28K on the low end to $52K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $3K and $5K, respectively. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Project Assistants (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,446 - $51,653
(Median)
$29K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,524
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$12.36 - $23.63
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
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$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,446 - $51,653  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,021  
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $4,672  
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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$27,715 - $52,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 604
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$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.36 - $23.63  
   
Overtime
$17.68 - $35.58  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,021  
   
Profit Sharing
$309.13 - $4,672  
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).
)
$27,715 - $52,112  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 552

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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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There are some Project Assistants — though it's uncommon — that transition into Information Technology Project Managers, where earnings are an average $86K annually. Project Assistants typically move into roles as Project Coordinators or Construction Project Managers, and those positions pay $3K more and $31K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Project Assistant


Project Assistants generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in AutoCAD, Research Analysis, Project Management, and Project Coordinating are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Outlook, Customer Service, and Microsoft Word. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of 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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $36K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $41K. Project Assistants see a median salary of $43K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $45K.

Pay Difference by Location


For Project Assistants, working in the bustling city of Minneapolis has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Project Assistants will also find cushy salaries in Sacramento (+12 percent), Seattle (+11 percent), San Francisco (+11 percent), and New York (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Portland, which sits 10 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Raleigh (8 percent lower) and Houston (4 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
$39,000


Skills That Affect Project Assistant Salaries

AutoCAD
up arrow 14%

Research Analysis
up arrow 3%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Customer Service
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Outlook
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 240 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 66%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 18%