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Project Administrator, Engineering Salary

Median pay for Engineering Project Administrators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $50K per year. Total cash compensation to Engineering Project Administrators bottoms out near $35K and approaches $66K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $4K from bonuses and almost $6K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Engineering Project Administrators who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 80 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$36,729 - $71,170
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,875
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$15.27 - $28.22
(Median)
$15
$21
$28
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary 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$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,729 - $71,170  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,750  
Profit Sharing
$0.07 - $6,455  
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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$34,731 - $66,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 198
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.27 - $28.22  
   
Overtime
$21.40 - $42.20  
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$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,750  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.07 - $6,455  
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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$34,731 - $66,276  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 177

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Job Description for Project Administrator, Engineering

Engineering project administrators are responsible for overseeing the many different phases of their projects to ensure the projects' timely completion. They must be able to track/monitor their projects' progress, create reports, and present findings to their managers. They must also be able to analyze data from their projects and be able to provide insight and guidance when needed about said projects. They usually also monitor projects' budgets and coordinate frequently with various departments within their organization. Engineering project administrators will often manage purchase orders, and will frequently work with vendors to obtain quotes and source materials. They can also be required to ensure that necessary contracts are in place for a given project.

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Project Administrator, Engineering Tasks

  • Direct, review, and approve product design and changes.
  • Coordinate and direct projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.
  • Provide technical leadership for complex or unique assignments.
  • Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.
  • Recruit employees, assign, direct, and evaluate their work, and oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence.

Common Career Paths for Project Administrator, Engineering


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Engineering Project Administrators might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Construction Project Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $70K per year.

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Popular Skills for Project Administrator, Engineering


Survey results suggest that Engineering Project Administrators use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Windows Operating System General Use, Project Coordinating, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people who know Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Word and Project Coordinating.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Administrator, Engineering

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


For many Engineering Project Administrators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $46K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $49K on average. Engineering Project Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


Home to some of the best pay for Engineering Project Administrators, Houston offers exceptional salaries, 14 percent above the national average. Engineering Project Administrators will also find cushy salaries in New York (+12 percent).

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Experience Affects Project Administrator, Engineering Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Project Administrator, Engineering Salaries


Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 12%
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