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Project Administrator, Engineering Salary

The average Engineering Project Administrator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $49K per year. In the world of Engineering Project Administrators, total cash compensation can vary between $34K and $66K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $4K and $5K, respectively. 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. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
$37,550 - $70,892
(Median)
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49K
59K
71K
MEDIAN: $49,473
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$15.34 - $27.63
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data

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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
$37,550 - $70,892  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,589  
Profit Sharing
$0.04 - $5,152  
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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$34,444 - $66,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 189
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.34 - $27.63  
   
Overtime
$20.97 - $41.33  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,589  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.04 - $5,152  
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).
)
$34,444 - $66,499  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 173
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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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Though it's uncommon, some Engineering Project Administrators move into roles as Construction Project Managers, where pay is an average $70K per year.

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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, Project Coordinating, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel 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.


For Engineering Project Administrators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $46K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $48K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. As Engineering Project Administrators reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $63K.

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Experience Affects Project Administrator, Engineering Salaries




National Average
$48,000


Skills That Affect Project Administrator, Engineering Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$48,000

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

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