Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salary

The average Information Technology Project Administrator in the United States earns approximately $56K annually. More than half of Information Technology Project Administrators (65 percent) survey participants are women. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, more than half report medical coverage and a majority claim dental coverage as well. Most Information Technology Project Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$41,660 - $73,263
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$56K
$73K
MEDIAN: $55,999
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$14.40 - $31.46
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MEDIAN: $22.32
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$0$73K
Salary $41,660 - $73,263
Bonus $0.00 - $19,727
Profit Sharing $1,150
Total Pay (?
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$38,106 - $73,880
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 35
Hourly Data $0$43
Hourly Rate $14.40 - $31.46
Overtime $34.83
Annual Data $0$73K
Bonus $0.00 - $19,727
Profit Sharing $1,150
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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$38,106 - $73,880
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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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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Many Information Technology Project Administrators move into an Information Technology Project Manager role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $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. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Network Management / Administration and Project Coordinating. For most people, competency in Information Technology Support indicates knowledge of Microsoft Project.

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

Pay by Experience for a Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) has a negative trend. An entry-level Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 42 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 13 salaries. A Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT)

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

▲27%

▲10%

National Average
$54,000

▼6%

Late-Career
▼12%

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

Microsoft Excel
▲14%



Microsoft Project
▼0%

National Average
$54,000

Project Coordinating
▼4%

Network Management / Administration
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
65 %
Male
35 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 51%
no benefits
None: 31%
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