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Project Administrator, Engineering Salary

Median pay for Engineering Project Administrators in the United States is around $50K annually. In the world of Engineering Project Administrators, total cash compensation can vary between $35K and $66K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $4K and $6K, respectively. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Engineering Project Administrators. The vast majority of Engineering Project Administrators (80 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$36,901 - $70,660
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,723
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50%
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$15.30 - $28.24
(Median)
$15
$21
$28
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,901 - $70,660  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,854  
Profit Sharing
$0.07 - $6,455  
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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$34,825 - $66,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 197
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.30 - $28.24  
   
Overtime
$21.35 - $41.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,854  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.07 - $6,455  
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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$34,825 - $66,426  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170

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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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Engineering Project Administrators might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Construction Project Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $70K per year.

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Popular Skills for Project Administrator, Engineering


Engineering Project Administrators report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Windows Operating System General Use, Project Coordinating, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. It is often found that people who know Microsoft Excel are also skilled in 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Engineering Project Administrators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $46K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $49K. On average, Engineering Project Administrators make $52K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $61K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location


Engineering Project Administrators will find that Houston offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 14 percent. Engineering Project Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+12 percent).

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Experience Affects Project Administrator, Engineering Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Project Administrator, Engineering Salaries


Windows Operating System General Use
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Project Coordinating
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Excel
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National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%