Project Administrator, Engineering Salary

Median pay for Engineering Project Administrators in the United States is around $50K per year. Overall cash earnings for Engineering Project Administrators stretch from $35K on the lower end to $66K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $4K from bonuses and $6K from profit sharing. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The vast majority of Engineering Project Administrators (80 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Engineering Project Administrators. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$36,565 - $70,220
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,762
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50%
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$15.25 - $28.70
(Median)
$15
$21
$29
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
$36,565 - $70,220  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,606  
Profit Sharing
$0.14 - $6,362  
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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$34,763 - $65,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.25 - $28.70  
   
Overtime
$21.36 - $43.13  
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 - $3,606  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.14 - $6,362  
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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$34,763 - $65,948  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 185
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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.

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Engineering Project Administrators sometimes assume positions such as Construction Project Managers. That role pays $70K per year on average.

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Popular Skills for Project Administrator, Engineering


Survey results suggest that Engineering Project Administrators put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Windows Operating System General Use, Scheduling, and Project Coordinating are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to 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.


Engineering Project Administrators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $46K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $49K. For Engineering Project Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $52K. Engineering Project Administrators who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Engineering Project Administrators, 21 percent above the national average. Engineering Project Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+15 percent) and New York (+12 percent). Trailing the national average by 2 percent, Phoenix is the market with the smallest paychecks.

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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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Scheduling
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Microsoft Word
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Project Coordinating
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Microsoft Office
0%

Microsoft Excel
0%

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
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 12%
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