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Project Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$39,000
$27,000
$39,000
$54,000
Project assistants in the United States make an average salary of $39,152 per year or $18.82 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $27,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $54,000. If you like following the crowd, professional and technology companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out professional, health care, and manufacturing companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, Washington, Alaska, Connecticut, and New Jersey provide the highest project assistant salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$57,494
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Map of Project Assistant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Project Assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Project Assistant Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a project assistant is roughly $39,152 per year, which boils down to $18.82 per hour. Interestingly enough, project assistants have the highest salaries in Washington, DC at about $58,360 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Washington, DC is $33,000. Additionally, project assistants make more than the average salary in San Francisco, CA, Boston, MA, Olympia, WA, Anchorage, AK, and New York, NY. On a more broad level, project assistant salaries are highest in Massachusetts, Washington, Alaska, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and California. On the contrary, Mississippi, Iowa, and Louisiana offer the lowest project assistant salaries.

City
Average Salary
Washington, DC
Washington, DC
$58,360
$58k
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
$58,255
$58k
Boston, MA
Boston, MA
$57,494
$57k
Olympia, WA
Olympia, WA
$57,143
$57k
Anchorage, AK
Anchorage, AK
$56,591
$57k
New York, NY
New York, NY
$51,807
$52k
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
$48,780
$49k
Rockville, MD
Rockville, MD
$47,768
$48k
Arlington, VA
Arlington, VA
$45,228
$45k
Denver, CO
Denver, CO
$41,191
$41k

High Paying Project Assistant Jobs

Average Project Assistant Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a project assistant, being employed by a company such as Sidley Austin or DLA Piper would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like Squire Patton Boggs and Tampa Electric also report highly competitive salaries for project assistants.

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Project Assistant Salary History

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    Average Project Assistant Pay By Industry

    Project assistant salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with professional, health care, and manufacturing companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a project assistant can make a yearly salary of $51,007 while working for professional companies. All the while, other project assistants are making $40,591 at health care companies and $40,356 at manufacturing companies. One industry project assistants may want to avoid is the hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $31,921.

    Industry
    Average Salary
    Professional
    Professional
    $51,007
    $51k
    Health Care
    Health Care
    $40,591
    $41k
    Manufacturing
    Manufacturing
    $40,356
    $40k
    Construction
    Construction
    $36,816
    $37k
    Finance
    Finance
    $35,641
    $36k
    Hospitality
    Hospitality
    $31,921
    $32k

    Project Assistant Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a project assistant can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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    Boulder, CO
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    $29,740
    $29,740
    10/29/2020
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    New York, NY
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    $31,305
    $31,305
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    New Port Richey, FL
    New Port Richey, FL
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    $24,794
    $24,794
    10/27/2020
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    Columbia, MD
    Columbia, MD
    10/27/2020
    10/27/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
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    Coeur dAlene, ID
    Coeur dAlene, ID
    10/24/2020
    10/24/2020
    $31,722
    $31,722
    10/24/2020
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    San Jose, CA
    San Jose, CA
    10/23/2020
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    $33,058
    $33,058
    10/23/2020
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    Peachtree City, GA
    Peachtree City, GA
    10/20/2020
    10/20/2020
    $37,566
    $37,566
    10/20/2020
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    Maple Grove, MN
    Maple Grove, MN
    10/16/2020
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    $35,479
    $35,479
    10/16/2020
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    Portsmouth, VA
    Portsmouth, VA
    10/16/2020
    10/16/2020
    $31,305
    $31,305
    10/16/2020
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    Indianapolis, IN
    Indianapolis, IN
    10/15/2020
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    $25,044
    $25,044
    10/15/2020