Project Administrator, Engineering Salary

Earnings for Engineering Project Administrators in the United States come in at around $50K annually on average. 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 is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women make up the vast majority of Engineering Project Administrators (80 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Most Engineering Project Administrators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,748 - $70,004

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$15.24 - $28.72

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,748 - $70,004  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,750  
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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$34,950 - $66,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 212
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.24 - $28.72  
   
Overtime
$21.18 - $43.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,750  
   
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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$34,950 - $66,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 184
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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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Advancing into a Construction Project Manager role seems to be a popular career move for Engineering Project Administrators, and folks who currently work in the latter position report a notably larger median income of $70K per year.

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Popular Skills for Project Administrator, Engineering


Engineering Project Administrators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Windows Operating System General Use, Scheduling, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people familiar with 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.


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. Engineering Project Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Engineering Project Administrators with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $60K.

Pay Difference by Location


San Francisco offers some of the highest pay in the country for Engineering Project Administrators, 23 percent above the national average. Engineering Project Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+16 percent) and New York (+12 percent). With compensation 2 percent below the national average, Phoenix is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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 Office
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Project Coordinating
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National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 80 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: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%
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