The average pay for a Project Assistant is $40,755 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Adobe Photoshop and Document Preparation.
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$30,072 - $56,076
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$30K
$41K
$56K
MEDIAN: $40,754
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$13.22 - $24.59
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$30,072 - $56,076  
   
Bonus
$488.43 - $4,103  
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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$29,323 - $55,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 415
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.22 - $24.59  
   
Overtime
$19.40 - $36.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$488.43 - $4,103  
   
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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$29,323 - $55,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 404
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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

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Project Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $40,001

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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
$40,000


Skills That Affect Project Assistant Salaries

Adobe Photoshop
up arrow 30%

Document Preparation
up arrow 15%

AutoCAD
up arrow 9%

Data Analysis
up arrow 7%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 5%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$40,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Outlook
up arrow 2%

Office Administration
up arrow 3%

Customer Service
up arrow 17%

Data Entry
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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