Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Information Technology Project Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $55K annually on average. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and around one in four lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a strong majority and dental coverage is claimed by more than half. Work is enjoyable for Information Technology Project Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Information Technology Project Administrators (58 percent) survey respondents. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$40,268 - $84,169
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$55K
$84K
MEDIAN: $55,470
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$15.78 - $37.50
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MEDIAN: $22.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$40,268 - $84,169  
   
Bonus
$100.00 - $12,750  
Profit Sharing
$10,150  
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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$36,902 - $79,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.78 - $37.50  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $46.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$100.00 - $12,750  
   
Profit Sharing
$10,150  
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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$36,902 - $79,400  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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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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Information Technology Project Administrators often transition into Information Technology Project Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Information Technology Project Managers earn $86K per year.

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Popular Skills for Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT)


Information Technology Project Administrators generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Excel, Project Management, Information Technology Support, and Microsoft Project are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Network Management / Administration. Those familiar with Information Technology Support also tend to know 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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $50K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $59K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Information Technology Project Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $68K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $47K.

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Key Stats for Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT)

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

▲31%

▲13%

National Average
$52,000

▼3%

Late-Career
▼10%

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

Microsoft Excel
▲17%



Microsoft Project
▲2%

National Average
$52,000

Project Coordinating
▼2%

Network Management / Administration
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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