Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Pay for Information Technology Project Administrators in the United States sits in the ballpark of $51K annually. Cash earnings for Information Technology Project Administrators — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $18K from profit sharing — stretch from around $35K to approximately $80K. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Information Technology Project Administrators are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$36,077 - $84,920
(Median)
$36K
$51K
$85K
MEDIAN: $51,459
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$12.16 - $34.75
(Median)
$12
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,077 - $84,920  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
Profit Sharing
$1,282 - $17,879  
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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$34,756 - $79,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $34.75  
   
Overtime
$18.29 - $50.81  
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 - $5,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,282 - $17,879  
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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$34,756 - $79,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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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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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Typical Information Technology Project Administrators report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Project Coordinating, Microsoft Project, Project Management, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Information Technology Support, Network Management / Administration, and Project Management. Experience with Information Technology Support is often linked with knowledge of 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.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Information Technology Project Administrators. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $45K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $54K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $59K in this role. Information Technology Project Administrators who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $73K.

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Experience Affects Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

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

Project Coordinating
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Project
up arrow 8%

National Average
$49,000

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 8%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 14%
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