Pay for Engineering Project Administrators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $48K per year. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The vast majority of Engineering Project Administrators (80 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,843 - $69,971
$36K
$48K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,492
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50%
90%

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$15.56 - $28.53
$16
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,843 - $69,971  
   
Bonus
$302.70 - $4,013  
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
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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$35,482 - $65,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 154
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.56 - $28.53  
   
Overtime
$22.13 - $41.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$302.70 - $4,013  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,474  
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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$35,482 - $65,559  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 130

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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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It's not very common for Engineering Project Administrators to move on to become Construction Project Managers. Average pay for a Construction Project Manager is $70K annually.

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Popular Skills for Project Administrator, Engineering


Engineering Project Administrators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Office Administration, Financial Reporting, Scheduling, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 17 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Project. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Administrator, Engineering

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $43K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $50K. Engineering Project Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $53K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $55K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,525

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, 27 percent above the national average. Engineering Project Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+25 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), San Diego (+10 percent), and Houston (+5 percent). In Jacksonville, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Workers in Atlanta and Columbus earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (16 percent less and 12 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Project Administrator, Engineering

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Project Administrator, Engineering Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Project Administrator, Engineering Salaries

Office Administration
up arrow 17%

Financial Reporting
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Scheduling
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Project Coordinating
0%

Windows Operating System General Use
0%

National Average
$48,000

Microsoft Project
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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