Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Earnings for Information Technology Project Administrators in the United States come in at around $52K annually on average. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Information Technology Project Administrators making up 51 percent of survey respondents. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Information Technology Project Administrators. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,690 - $85,926
(Median)
$37K
$52K
$86K
MEDIAN: $51,987
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$12.31 - $35.89
(Median)
$12
$20
$36
MEDIAN: $20
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,690 - $85,926  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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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$34,923 - $82,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 149
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.31 - $35.89  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$18.37 - $50.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,913  
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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$34,923 - $82,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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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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 Project Coordinating, Microsoft Project, Project Management, and Information Technology (IT) Support are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Network Management / Administration and Information Technology Support. It is not unusual for someone who knows Microsoft Project to be familiar with Project Management as well.

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

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


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Information Technology Project Administrators. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $46K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $55K. Information Technology Project Administrators see a median salary of $61K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $72K.

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Experience Affects Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 45%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

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

Project Coordinating
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Project
up arrow 6%

National Average
$49,000

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 11%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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