Project Administrator, Engineering Salary

The average Engineering Project Administrator in the United States earns approximately $50K per year. In the world of Engineering Project Administrators, overall income ranges from $35K near the bottom to $66K at the top; this can include more than $4K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Engineering Project Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 81 percent of Engineering Project Administrators are female. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,865 - $70,119
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $50,011
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50%
90%

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$15.43 - $27.83
(Median)
$15
$21
$28
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,865 - $70,119  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,892  
Profit Sharing
$0.18 - $6,320  
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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$35,118 - $65,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.43 - $27.83  
   
Overtime
$21.23 - $42.91  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,892  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.18 - $6,320  
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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$35,118 - $65,872  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 215
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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

  • 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.
  • Provide technical leadership for complex or unique assignments.
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Project Administrator, Engineering


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Advancing into a Construction Project Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Engineering Project Administrators, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $70K per year.

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Popular Skills for Project Administrator, Engineering


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Scheduling, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of Microsoft Word and Project Coordinating.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Administrator, Engineering

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Engineering Project Administrators with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $46K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $49K. Engineering Project Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $52K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $59K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,834

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

San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Engineering Project Administrators, 24 percent above the national average. Engineering Project Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+17 percent) and Houston (+17 percent). With compensation 9 percent below the national average, Atlanta is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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Experience Affects Project Administrator, Engineering Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Project Administrator, Engineering Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Scheduling
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

Project Coordinating
0%

National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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