Average Project Assistant Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Project Assistant is $18.31.
MEDIAN $18.31
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $25
$491 - $4,880
Profit Sharing
$196 - $4,596
Total Pay
$30,367 - $57,079

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Job Description for Project Assistant

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.
The top respondents for the job title Project Assistant are from the companies Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc, NYU Medical Center and Burns & Mcdonnell. Reported salaries are highest at CH2M Hill where the average pay is $20.49. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include NYU Medical Center, earning around $20.35. Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), Inc pays the lowest at around $18.05. Burns & Mcdonnell also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $18.47.

Career Paths

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Project Assistant
Operations Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Project Assistant

Skills in Microsoft Office, Project Coordinating and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration and Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Assistant

An entry-level Project Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.30 based on 435 salaries. An early career Project Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.49 based on 848 salaries. A mid-career Project Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.49 based on 297 salaries. An experienced Project Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.03 based on 220 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Project Assistant in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 25.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (16.2% more) and New York, New York (14.3% more).

Years of Experience

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