Project Administrator, Engineering Salary

For Engineering Project Administrators, yearly average wages total $49K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,309 - $69,376
$36K
$49K
$69K
MEDIAN: $48,894
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50%
90%

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$15.47 - $29.09
$15
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $21.49
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,309 - $69,376  
   
Bonus
$299.33 - $3,081  
Profit Sharing
$1,458  
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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$35,819 - $65,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.47 - $29.09  
   
Overtime
$21.93 - $43.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$299.33 - $3,081  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,458  
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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$35,819 - $65,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 126

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Job Description for Project Administrator, Engineering

Engineering project administrators are responsible for overseeing the many different phases of their projects to ensure the projects' timely completion. They must be able to track/monitor their projects' progress, create reports, and present findings to their managers. They must also be able to analyze data from their projects and be able to provide insight and guidance when needed about said projects. They usually also monitor projects' budgets and coordinate frequently with various departments within their organization. Engineering project administrators will often manage purchase orders, and will frequently work with vendors to obtain quotes and source materials. They can also be required to ensure that necessary contracts are in place for a given project.

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Project Administrator, Engineering Tasks

  • Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.
  • Recruit employees, assign, direct, and evaluate their work, and oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence.
  • Provide technical leadership for complex or unique assignments.
  • Direct, review, and approve product design and changes.
  • Coordinate and direct projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.

Common Career Paths for Project Administrator, Engineering


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While not commonly seen, Engineering Project Administrators who transition into a Construction Project Manager position may see a rise in pay. The median salary for Construction Project Managers is $70K per year.

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Popular Skills for Project Administrator, Engineering


Engineering Project Administrators report using a pretty varied skill set on the job. Most notably, skills in Office Administration, Financial Reporting, Scheduling, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 17 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Project. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Administrator, Engineering

Pay by Experience for a Project Administrator, Engineering has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Administrator, Engineering with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 146 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Administrator, Engineering with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 89 salaries. An experienced Project Administrator, Engineering which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 66 salaries. A Project Administrator, Engineering with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,485

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Engineering Project Administrators, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Engineering Project Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+27 percent), Houston (+13 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and San Diego (+10 percent). Jacksonville ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 16 percent below the national average. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Atlanta (15 percent lower) and Columbus (12 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Project Administrator, Engineering

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Project Administrator, Engineering Salaries

▲16%

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$47,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Project Administrator, Engineering Salaries

Office Administration
▲17%

Financial Reporting
▲13%

Scheduling
▲5%




National Average
$47,000


Microsoft Excel
▼1%


Microsoft Project
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 12%
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