Project Administrator, Engineering Salary

Average Engineering Project Administrators in the United States make around $49K per year. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Engineering Project Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Engineering Project Administrators who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 81 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,032 - $70,094
$36K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,615
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50%
90%

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$15.65 - $28.46
$16
$21
$28
MEDIAN: $21.33
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,032 - $70,094  
   
Bonus
$298.66 - $3,077  
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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$35,484 - $65,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 142
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.65 - $28.46  
   
Overtime
$22.06 - $41.75  
National Annualized 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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$298.66 - $3,077  
   
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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$35,484 - $65,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 125
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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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Engineering Project Administrators do not often transition into Construction Project Manager roles. The role averages $70K per year.

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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 Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 5 percent and 18 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Project. Most people skilled in Microsoft Excel are similarly competent in 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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $44K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $49K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $55K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,396

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 will also find cushy salaries in New York (+27 percent), Houston (+13 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and San Diego (+10 percent). Jacksonville is the lowest-paying area, 16 percent south of the national average. Employers in Atlanta and Columbus also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Project Administrator, Engineering

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Project Administrator, Engineering Salaries

▲16%

▲9%

▲4%

National Average
$47,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Project Administrator, Engineering Salaries

Office Administration
▲18%

Financial Reporting
▲13%

Scheduling
▲5%




Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$47,000



Microsoft Project
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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