The average hourly pay for a Project Assistant is $18.31.
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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 completi…Read more
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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Project Assistant
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.
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Popular Skills for Project Assistant
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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