Engineering Project Administrators in the United States take home an average $49K per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more female Engineering Project Administrators who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 82 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Engineering Project Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,827 - $69,065
(Median)
$36K
$49K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,069
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$15.54 - $28.76
(Median)
$16
$21
$29
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,827 - $69,065  
   
Bonus
$304.83 - $3,973  
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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$35,395 - $65,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 153
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.54 - $28.76  
   
Overtime
$21.74 - $42.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$304.83 - $3,973  
   
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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$35,395 - $65,023  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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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


Survey results suggest that Engineering Project Administrators use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Office Administration, Scheduling, Project Management, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Project. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of 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.


For many Engineering Project Administrators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $44K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $50K. For Engineering Project Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. Engineering Project Administrators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $54K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,113

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

For Engineering Project Administrators, San Francisco provides a pay rate that is 28 percent greater than the national average. Engineering Project Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+19 percent), Houston (+16 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), and San Diego (+9 percent). Atlanta is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 18 percent. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Jacksonville (17 percent less) and Columbus (16 percent less).

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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 16%

Scheduling
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$48,000

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Project
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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