Earnings for Information Technology Project Administrators in the United States come in at around $51K per year on average. Women Information Technology Project Administrators who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just under a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Information Technology Project Administrators is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$39,079 - $87,218
$39K
$51K
$87K
MEDIAN: $50,765
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50%
90%

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$16.79 - $40.55
$17
$22
$41
MEDIAN: $22.04
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,079 - $87,218  
   
Bonus
$200.00 - $5,500  
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
Total Pay (?
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$37,516 - $87,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.79 - $40.55  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $46.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$200.00 - $5,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,800  
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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$37,516 - $87,955  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Job Description for Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT)

Information technology (IT) project administrators are responsible for managing information technology for all projects in their organization. They are in charge of developing strategies and implementing solutions to increase company profitability and productivity. One of the IT project administrator's main functions is overseeing junior staff, providing guidance and discipline as needed. IT project administrators develop project plans and review their completion at regular time intervals, as well as ensure that projects are documented accurately for future reference. They must work effectively with other administrators to ensure proper project delivery and continuity.

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Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Tasks

  • Coordinate information flow and facilitate meetings between internal teams and customers or clients.
  • Maintain project documentation from inception to final delivery.
  • Create, format, and edit communications and correspondence, with an eye for accuracy and tone.
  • Document, analyze, and report on expenditures, and place orders and conduct inventory.

Common Career Paths for Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT)


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Advancing into an Information Technology Project Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Information Technology Project Administrators, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $86K per year.

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Popular Skills for Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT)


Survey results suggest that Information Technology Project Administrators put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, facility with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Project are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent and 6 percent, respectively. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Network Management / Administration. For most people, competency in Information Technology Support indicates knowledge of Microsoft Project.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT)

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $50K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $55K. Information Technology Project Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $65K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $47K on average.

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Key Stats for Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT)

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
046
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 29%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$50,000


Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 22%

Microsoft Project
up arrow 6%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 2%


Information Technology (IT) Support
0%

National Average
$50,000

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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