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.
|Salary||$40,268 - $84,169|
|Bonus||$100.00 - $12,750|
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|$36,902 - $79,400|
|Hourly Rate||$15.78 - $37.50|
|Overtime||$-0.50 - $46.62|
|Bonus||$100.00 - $12,750|
|Total Pay (||$36,902 - $79,400|
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.Read More...
IT project administrators build business relationships with other department administrators and external vendors, manage IT applications across their organization, and plan and coordinate virtualization efforts. They also assist in administering operating system requirements in different IT environments and job sites, as well as help with daily backup tasks and keep accurate reports on backup media. IT project administrators actively participate in company meetings to suggest IT-related changes to business processes. They generally report their progress to the IT officer or supervisor in their department.
A bachelor's degree in computer science, IT administration, or a similar field is required for this position. In addition, previous managerial experience - as well as leadership and industry certifications - may be required or preferred. IT project administrators need to possess strong leadership skills to lead technology staff to complete company objectives in a timely manner. They must be highly organized and able to prioritize a variety of projects depending on their importance and time frame.
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.
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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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