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Work Duties & Wages of a Construction Assistant

The role of a construction assistant highly contributes to the property development process. Assisting project managers is part of their daily duties. As they work closely with the manager, the assistant supports all aspects of construction & site administration. In this article, we’ll feature the duties and responsibilities of a construction assistant. Continue reading as we highlight the cost-efficient alternative of outsourcing and salary comparison for this role.

What is a Construction Assistant?

What is a Construction Assistant
A construction assistant performs a wide range of support tasks. This includes filing, answering the phone, scheduling inspections, monitoring budgets, and helping to procure supplies.
An excellent construction assistant is essential to the success of the construction project. They keep the project organized and on budget while allowing other members of the project team to focus on other tasks. They also act as a point of contact for vendors, construction teams, and subcontractors.
Most importantly, construction assistants should be proficient in safety procedures. This includes inspecting the standard and volume of materials and job workmanship among others.

What is the salary of a Construction Assistant?

A construction assistant’s salary will vary based on several key factors. The first is the specific responsibilities. As with any administrative job, duties vary, and the specific tasks affect the salary.The assistant’s experience and education are also a factor. But the critical factor in determining the salary of a construction assistant is location.
Urban construction assistants earn more than their rural or international counterparts. For example, labor costs in the Philippines are lower than those in many Western nations. The salary for skilled outsourced staff in the Philippines costs only $16,043 USD. In contrast to the salary in the USA, which is $46,061 USD.

What is the average salary for a Construction Assistant?

That depends on several factors, especially location. The table shows the comparison of the average salary of a construction assistant in various countries.
The results show that hiring a construction assistant in the Philippines can bring significant cost savings. The savings increase further as costs in other countries don’t include extras like government fees or insurance.
In comparison to the Philippines’ costs, it already includes government costs and ShoreAgents’ fees.
The average salary of a Construction Assistant in Australia
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AU

$50,605 AUD

Local

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$22,952 AUD

based in the Philippines

The average salary of a Construction Assistant in New Zealand
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NZ

$37,600 NZD

Local

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PH

$25,845 NZD

based in the Philippines

The average salary of a Construction Assistant in United Kingdom
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GB

£25,231 GBP

Local

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PH

£13,411 GBP

based in the Philippines

The average salary of a Construction Assistant in United States of America
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USA

$46,061 USD

Local

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PH

$16,043 USD

based in the Philippines

The average salary of a Construction Assistant in Canada
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CA

$50,215 CAD

Local

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PH

$20,904 CAD

based in the Philippines

The average salary of a Construction Assistant in Singapore

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$38,016 SGD
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$21,872 SGD
based in the Philippines
You can hire two virtual construction assistants in the Philippines for the price of one local person in many countries.

Can a Construction Assistant work virtually?

Can a Construction Assistant work virtually
 
Can a virtual construction assistant effectively handle the job while providing cost savings? The answer is yes, with proper preparation. You’ll need a few things to make the virtual relationship work:
  • Realistic expectations
  • A well-written job description
  • Task-management software and one person to drive the assistant
  • Team buy-in
ShoreAgents is a real estate staffing solutions firm with experience helping property development companies grow using virtual employees. We can help you make the necessary investments to ensure the success of your virtual construction assistant.

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Local Construction Assistant Vs. Virtual Construction Assistant

So, you’re considering whether to hire a local or virtual construction assistant. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons. First, let’s look at the pros.
The hiring process can be time-consuming if you hire locally and do all the work yourself. Few property development managers really enjoy hiring, and it’s likely not your best skill either. At ShoreAgents, staffing is our whole business and we excel at it. We handle the work, freeing up your time for activities you enjoy and excel at.
For example, we’ll help you develop a solid job description, and we’ll do all the recruiting. You interview a small group of finalists we’ve recruited and choose the one that will work best in your office.
Because your virtual assistant will work from our location, we take on the responsibility of finding a workspace for them. We’ll supply a computer, a desk, a chair, two monitors, and a headset. We’ll also provide a modern, climate-controlled work environment.
The most effective construction assistants will know about construction and administration. Finding someone with both skills may be challenging. However, we have connections in the property development business and can recruit the best people. We can also provide continuing education in the property development business for your assistant.
Being an administrator can be lonely if the rest of the team consists of engineers, builders, and project managers. Our virtual construction assistants work together in a room with other virtual assistants performing similar functions.
They support and encourage each other. We also provide continuing education for all virtual assistants. The support and encouragement help to keep your assistant engaged and happy.
The hiring process can be time-consuming if you hire locally and do all the work yourself. Few property development managers really enjoy hiring, and it’s likely not your best skill either. At ShoreAgents, staffing is our whole business and we excel at it. We handle the work, freeing up your time for activities you enjoy and excel at.
For example, we’ll help you develop a solid job description, and we’ll do all the recruiting. You interview a small group of finalists we’ve recruited and choose the one that will work best in your office.
Because your virtual assistant will work from our location, we take on the responsibility of finding a workspace for them. We’ll supply a computer, a desk, a chair, two monitors, and a headset. We’ll also provide a modern, climate-controlled work environment.
The most effective construction assistants will know about construction and administration. Finding someone with both skills may be challenging. However, we have connections in the property development business and can recruit the best people. We can also provide continuing education in the property development business for your assistant.
Being an administrator can be lonely if the rest of the team consists of engineers, builders, and project managers. Our virtual construction assistants work together in a room with other virtual assistants performing similar functions.
They support and encourage each other. We also provide continuing education for all virtual assistants. The support and encouragement help to keep your assistant engaged and happy.
The hiring process can be time-consuming if you hire locally and do all the work yourself. Few property development managers really enjoy hiring, and it’s likely not your best skill either. At ShoreAgents, staffing is our whole business and we excel at it. We handle the work, freeing up your time for activities you enjoy and excel at.
For example, we’ll help you develop a solid job description, and we’ll do all the recruiting. You interview a small group of finalists we’ve recruited and choose the one that will work best in your office.
Because your virtual assistant will work from our location, we take on the responsibility of finding a workspace for them. We’ll supply a computer, a desk, a chair, two monitors, and a headset. We’ll also provide a modern, climate-controlled work environment.
The most effective construction assistants will know about construction and administration. Finding someone with both skills may be challenging. However, we have connections in the property development business and can recruit the best people. We can also provide continuing education in the property development business for your assistant.
Being an administrator can be lonely if the rest of the team consists of engineers, builders, and project managers. Our virtual construction assistants work together in a room with other virtual assistants performing similar functions.
They support and encourage each other. We also provide continuing education for all virtual assistants. The support and encouragement help to keep your assistant engaged and happy.
For property development firms in many countries, the most significant advantage of hiring virtually is cost. ShoreAgents is based in the Philippines, which has significantly lower labor costs.
In comparison to other countries such as the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore. The virtual construction assistants we supply will be well-educated and hard-working. At the same time, they will earn wages that are a fraction of what you will have to pay locally.
The hiring process can be time-consuming if you hire locally and do all the work yourself. Few property development managers really enjoy hiring, and it’s likely not your best skill either. At ShoreAgents, staffing is our whole business and we excel at it. We handle the work, freeing up your time for activities you enjoy and excel at.
For example, we’ll help you develop a solid job description, and we’ll do all the recruiting. You interview a small group of finalists we’ve recruited and choose the one that will work best in your office.
Because your virtual assistant will work from our location, we take on the responsibility of finding a workspace for them. We’ll supply a computer, a desk, a chair, two monitors, and a headset. We’ll also provide a modern, climate-controlled work environment.
The most effective construction assistants will know about construction and administration. Finding someone with both skills may be challenging. However, we have connections in the property development business and can recruit the best people. We can also provide continuing education in the property development business for your assistant.
Being an administrator can be lonely if the rest of the team consists of engineers, builders, and project managers. Our virtual construction assistants work together in a room with other virtual assistants performing similar functions.
They support and encourage each other. We also provide continuing education for all virtual assistants. The support and encouragement help to keep your assistant engaged and happy.
For property development firms in many countries, the most significant advantage of hiring virtually is cost. ShoreAgents is based in the Philippines, which has significantly lower labor costs.
In comparison to other countries such as the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore. The virtual construction assistants we supply will be well-educated and hard-working. At the same time, they will earn wages that are a fraction of what you will have to pay locally.
The hiring process can be time-consuming if you hire locally and do all the work yourself. Few property development managers really enjoy hiring, and it’s likely not your best skill either. At ShoreAgents, staffing is our whole business and we excel at it. We handle the work, freeing up your time for activities you enjoy and excel at.
For example, we’ll help you develop a solid job description, and we’ll do all the recruiting. You interview a small group of finalists we’ve recruited and choose the one that will work best in your office.
Because your virtual assistant will work from our location, we take on the responsibility of finding a workspace for them. We’ll supply a computer, a desk, a chair, two monitors, and a headset. We’ll also provide a modern, climate-controlled work environment.
The most effective construction assistants will know about construction and administration. Finding someone with both skills may be challenging. However, we have connections in the property development business and can recruit the best people. We can also provide continuing education in the property development business for your assistant.
Being an administrator can be lonely if the rest of the team consists of engineers, builders, and project managers. Our virtual construction assistants work together in a room with other virtual assistants performing similar functions.
They support and encourage each other. We also provide continuing education for all virtual assistants. The support and encouragement help to keep your assistant engaged and happy.
For property development firms in many countries, the most significant advantage of hiring virtually is cost. ShoreAgents is based in the Philippines, which has significantly lower labor costs.
In comparison to other countries such as the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore. The virtual construction assistants we supply will be well-educated and hard-working. At the same time, they will earn wages that are a fraction of what you will have to pay locally.
Next, we look at the negatives of hiring a virtual construction assistant. The only downside is the need to adapt your approach to effectively collaborate with a virtual team member. You’ll also need to invest in software to help you manage that team member.
If you're interested in a virtual construction assistant and its benefits, ShoreAgents can assist you. We can help you make the necessary adjustments for a successful partnership.
The hiring process can be time-consuming if you hire locally and do all the work yourself. Few property development managers really enjoy hiring, and it’s likely not your best skill either. At ShoreAgents, staffing is our whole business and we excel at it. We handle the work, freeing up your time for activities you enjoy and excel at.
For example, we’ll help you develop a solid job description, and we’ll do all the recruiting. You interview a small group of finalists we’ve recruited and choose the one that will work best in your office.
Because your virtual assistant will work from our location, we take on the responsibility of finding a workspace for them. We’ll supply a computer, a desk, a chair, two monitors, and a headset. We’ll also provide a modern, climate-controlled work environment.
The most effective construction assistants will know about construction and administration. Finding someone with both skills may be challenging. However, we have connections in the property development business and can recruit the best people. We can also provide continuing education in the property development business for your assistant.
Being an administrator can be lonely if the rest of the team consists of engineers, builders, and project managers. Our virtual construction assistants work together in a room with other virtual assistants performing similar functions.
They support and encourage each other. We also provide continuing education for all virtual assistants. The support and encouragement help to keep your assistant engaged and happy.
For property development firms in many countries, the most significant advantage of hiring virtually is cost. ShoreAgents is based in the Philippines, which has significantly lower labor costs.
In comparison to other countries such as the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore. The virtual construction assistants we supply will be well-educated and hard-working. At the same time, they will earn wages that are a fraction of what you will have to pay locally.
Next, we look at the negatives of hiring a virtual construction assistant. The only downside is the need to adapt your approach to effectively collaborate with a virtual team member. You’ll also need to invest in software to help you manage that team member.
If you're interested in a virtual construction assistant and its benefits, ShoreAgents can assist you. We can help you make the necessary adjustments for a successful partnership.
The hiring process can be time-consuming if you hire locally and do all the work yourself. Few property development managers really enjoy hiring, and it’s likely not your best skill either. At ShoreAgents, staffing is our whole business and we excel at it. We handle the work, freeing up your time for activities you enjoy and excel at.
For example, we’ll help you develop a solid job description, and we’ll do all the recruiting. You interview a small group of finalists we’ve recruited and choose the one that will work best in your office.
Because your virtual assistant will work from our location, we take on the responsibility of finding a workspace for them. We’ll supply a computer, a desk, a chair, two monitors, and a headset. We’ll also provide a modern, climate-controlled work environment.
The most effective construction assistants will know about construction and administration. Finding someone with both skills may be challenging. However, we have connections in the property development business and can recruit the best people. We can also provide continuing education in the property development business for your assistant.
Being an administrator can be lonely if the rest of the team consists of engineers, builders, and project managers. Our virtual construction assistants work together in a room with other virtual assistants performing similar functions.
They support and encourage each other. We also provide continuing education for all virtual assistants. The support and encouragement help to keep your assistant engaged and happy.
For property development firms in many countries, the most significant advantage of hiring virtually is cost. ShoreAgents is based in the Philippines, which has significantly lower labor costs.
In comparison to other countries such as the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore. The virtual construction assistants we supply will be well-educated and hard-working. At the same time, they will earn wages that are a fraction of what you will have to pay locally.
Next, we look at the negatives of hiring a virtual construction assistant. The only downside is the need to adapt your approach to effectively collaborate with a virtual team member. You’ll also need to invest in software to help you manage that team member.
If you're interested in a virtual construction assistant and its benefits, ShoreAgents can assist you. We can help you make the necessary adjustments for a successful partnership.
The hiring process can be time-consuming if you hire locally and do all the work yourself. Few property development managers really enjoy hiring, and it’s likely not your best skill either. At ShoreAgents, staffing is our whole business and we excel at it. We handle the work, freeing up your time for activities you enjoy and excel at.
For example, we’ll help you develop a solid job description, and we’ll do all the recruiting. You interview a small group of finalists we’ve recruited and choose the one that will work best in your office.
Because your virtual assistant will work from our location, we take on the responsibility of finding a workspace for them. We’ll supply a computer, a desk, a chair, two monitors, and a headset. We’ll also provide a modern, climate-controlled work environment.
The most effective construction assistants will know about construction and administration. Finding someone with both skills may be challenging. However, we have connections in the property development business and can recruit the best people. We can also provide continuing education in the property development business for your assistant.
Being an administrator can be lonely if the rest of the team consists of engineers, builders, and project managers. Our virtual construction assistants work together in a room with other virtual assistants performing similar functions.
They support and encourage each other. We also provide continuing education for all virtual assistants. The support and encouragement help to keep your assistant engaged and happy.
For property development firms in many countries, the most significant advantage of hiring virtually is cost. ShoreAgents is based in the Philippines, which has significantly lower labor costs.
In comparison to other countries such as the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore. The virtual construction assistants we supply will be well-educated and hard-working. At the same time, they will earn wages that are a fraction of what you will have to pay locally.
Next, we look at the negatives of hiring a virtual construction assistant. The only downside is the need to adapt your approach to effectively collaborate with a virtual team member. You’ll also need to invest in software to help you manage that team member.
If you're interested in a virtual construction assistant and its benefits, ShoreAgents can assist you. We can help you make the necessary adjustments for a successful partnership.
The hiring process can be time-consuming if you hire locally and do all the work yourself. Few property development managers really enjoy hiring, and it’s likely not your best skill either. At ShoreAgents, staffing is our whole business and we excel at it. We handle the work, freeing up your time for activities you enjoy and excel at.
For example, we’ll help you develop a solid job description, and we’ll do all the recruiting. You interview a small group of finalists we’ve recruited and choose the one that will work best in your office.
Because your virtual assistant will work from our location, we take on the responsibility of finding a workspace for them. We’ll supply a computer, a desk, a chair, two monitors, and a headset. We’ll also provide a modern, climate-controlled work environment.
The most effective construction assistants will know about construction and administration. Finding someone with both skills may be challenging. However, we have connections in the property development business and can recruit the best people. We can also provide continuing education in the property development business for your assistant.
Being an administrator can be lonely if the rest of the team consists of engineers, builders, and project managers. Our virtual construction assistants work together in a room with other virtual assistants performing similar functions.
They support and encourage each other. We also provide continuing education for all virtual assistants. The support and encouragement help to keep your assistant engaged and happy.
For property development firms in many countries, the most significant advantage of hiring virtually is cost. ShoreAgents is based in the Philippines, which has significantly lower labor costs.
In comparison to other countries such as the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore. The virtual construction assistants we supply will be well-educated and hard-working. At the same time, they will earn wages that are a fraction of what you will have to pay locally.
Next, we look at the negatives of hiring a virtual construction assistant. The only downside is the need to adapt your approach to effectively collaborate with a virtual team member. You’ll also need to invest in software to help you manage that team member.
If you're interested in a virtual construction assistant and its benefits, ShoreAgents can assist you. We can help you make the necessary adjustments for a successful partnership.
The hiring process can be time-consuming if you hire locally and do all the work yourself. Few property development managers really enjoy hiring, and it’s likely not your best skill either. At ShoreAgents, staffing is our whole business and we excel at it. We handle the work, freeing up your time for activities you enjoy and excel at.
For example, we’ll help you develop a solid job description, and we’ll do all the recruiting. You interview a small group of finalists we’ve recruited and choose the one that will work best in your office.
Because your virtual assistant will work from our location, we take on the responsibility of finding a workspace for them. We’ll supply a computer, a desk, a chair, two monitors, and a headset. We’ll also provide a modern, climate-controlled work environment.
The most effective construction assistants will know about construction and administration. Finding someone with both skills may be challenging. However, we have connections in the property development business and can recruit the best people. We can also provide continuing education in the property development business for your assistant.
Being an administrator can be lonely if the rest of the team consists of engineers, builders, and project managers. Our virtual construction assistants work together in a room with other virtual assistants performing similar functions.
They support and encourage each other. We also provide continuing education for all virtual assistants. The support and encouragement help to keep your assistant engaged and happy.
For property development firms in many countries, the most significant advantage of hiring virtually is cost. ShoreAgents is based in the Philippines, which has significantly lower labor costs.
In comparison to other countries such as the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore. The virtual construction assistants we supply will be well-educated and hard-working. At the same time, they will earn wages that are a fraction of what you will have to pay locally.
Next, we look at the negatives of hiring a virtual construction assistant. The only downside is the need to adapt your approach to effectively collaborate with a virtual team member. You’ll also need to invest in software to help you manage that team member.
If you're interested in a virtual construction assistant and its benefits, ShoreAgents can assist you. We can help you make the necessary adjustments for a successful partnership.

What are the duties of a Construction Assistant?

What are the duties of a Construction Assistant
The assistant’s job role will vary on the needs of each property development firm. However, you might assign your construction assistant some of the following tasks:
  • Provide administrative support to other team members such as the construction management staff, finance department, and project manager.
  • Management and handling incoming phone calls and emails.
  • Be the point of contact for subcontractors, vendors, and various construction teams.
  • Provide procurement support and solicit quotes for jobs
  • Prepare forms and documents, including service agreements, purchase orders, and change orders.
  • Perform general office duties such as data entry, filing, typing, and ordering office supplies.
  • Coordinate meeting logistics and outputs
  • Schedule inspections
  • Prepare plans and specs for housing and supervise subcontractors. This ensures that they comply with applicable government regulations.
  • Provide finance department and trade management support.
  • Maintain an inventory of company materials.
  • Log any incidences on the construction sites.
An excellent construction assistant will have solid attention to detail and communicate effectively with all stakeholders. They will know basic office software packages and the construction industry. They must be well-organized, have time management skills, and work with a minimum of supervision.
For many construction assistant jobs, suitable applicants will need to be able to read blueprints. Certain companies require construction assistants to hold a 2-4 years college degree in construction management or a related field. Many companies will consider the experience and the right skill set more important than a particular degree.

Construction Assistant Role

Let’s explore the virtual capabilities of construction assistants and determine which duties can be accomplished remotely. Next to each potential task that can be performed virtually, we’ve put a check. For tasks that require in-person presence, we’ve marked them with a cross. Tasks that can be done virtually with some in-person collaboration are marked with both a check and a cross.
Offer administrative assistance to fellow team members. check circle
Supervise incoming phone calls and emails. check circle
Serve as the primary contact person. check circle
Assist in procurement by obtaining quotes for projects. check circle
Prepare various forms and documents. check circle
Execute general office tasks. check circle
Coordinate meeting arrangements and outputs. check circle
Arrange inspections according to the schedule. check circle
Create plans and specifications, ensuring subcontractors adhere to relevant regulations. check circlecancel circle
Provide support to the finance department and trade management.check circle
Maintain an inventory of company materials. check circle
Record incidents occurring at construction sites.check circlecancel circle

Administrative jobs easily lend themselves to being performed remotely. A virtual construction assistant can perform most of the typical job duties. In-person assistance is required to assess subcontractor compliance with regulations and communicate any construction site issues.

Stephen Atcheler, who directs the day-to-day operations of ShoreAgents, owned a real estate agency. He grew it through the strategic use of virtual assistants. He knows how to adjust job descriptions and expectations so your business can experience this same growth. He and his team provide advice and coaching to ensure the virtual relationship works for everyone.

Where to hire a Construction Assistant?

Where to hire a Construction Assistant
You can hire a full-time construction assistant virtually or locally. Most firms avoid hiring local personnel themselves, considering the significant time investment required.
In addition to this, you need to consider the need to establish a conducive work environment for the hired individual. This includes providing a workstation and enabling opportunities for support and ongoing education.
Chances are that hiring and supporting a construction assistant isn’t really where you want to spend your time.
Boost your effectiveness and accelerate business growth by focusing on your strengths while delegating the hiring process to others. Virtual hiring through ShoreAgents is smart & innovative in the digital era because:

  • We make the hiring process easy by doing all the recruiting for you.
  • We can help write a winning job description for your virtual construction assistant.
  • ShoreAgents is the only BPO firm with a real estate expert running its day-to-day operations.
  • ShoreAgents is based in the Philippines which offers low labor costs.
  • The Filipino culture is influenced by European history. Outsourced staff in the Philippines are also fluent English speakers and well-educated.

Takeaway

The function of a construction assistant certainly contributes to the growth and success of each property development project. Now that you have an overview of the cost-effective solution of outsourcing, you can make informed decisions for your business.
ShoreAgents is a staffing solutions firm for all aspects of the real estate industry, including property development. Working with ShoreAgents provides access to a global talent pool, which allows collaboration with skilled professionals worldwide.

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