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Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salary

An average Information Technology Project Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $54K per year. Women Information Technology Project Administrators who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most Information Technology Project Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$35,876 - $78,348
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MEDIAN: $53,689
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$12.08 - $33.83
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,876 - $78,348  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
Profit Sharing
$3,052 - $6,000  
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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$34,269 - $77,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 147
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $33.83  
   
Overtime
$18.20 - $51.02  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,045  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,052 - $6,000  
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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$34,269 - $77,422  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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

  • 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.
  • Coordinate information flow and facilitate meetings between internal teams and customers or clients.
  • Maintain project documentation from inception to final delivery.

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


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Information Technology Project Administrators' salaries can rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Information Technology Project Manager. Information Technology Project Managers get paid an average $86K per year.

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Information Technology Project Administrators report a narrow range of specific skills. Project Coordinating and Project Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project Management.

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

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


Information Technology Project Administrators generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $45K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $55K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $61K in this role. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $73K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 43%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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

Project Coordinating
up arrow 9%

National Average
$51,000

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 14%