Project Assistant Salary

The average pay for a Project Assistant is $39,743 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 Document Preparation and AutoCAD.
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$29,602 - $51,881
(Median)
$30K
$40K
$52K
MEDIAN: $39,743
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$12.48 - $23.78
(Median)
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$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,602 - $51,881  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,021  
Profit Sharing
$292.33 - $4,562  
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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$28,287 - $52,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 686
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.48 - $23.78  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.05  
Overtime
$18.43 - $35.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,021  
   
Profit Sharing
$292.33 - $4,562  
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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$28,287 - $52,338  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 608
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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: $39,154

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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
$39,000


Skills That Affect Project Assistant Salaries

Document Preparation
up arrow 17%

AutoCAD
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Outlook
up arrow 6%

Adobe InDesign
up arrow 6%

Adobe Illustrator
up arrow 4%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 2%

Research Analysis
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$39,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Office Administration
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 12%

Data Entry
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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