Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Median pay for Information Technology Project Administrators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $52K annually. Cash earnings for Information Technology Project Administrators — including $5K in bonuses and $18K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $35K to $79K depending on individual performance. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men working as Information Technology Project Administrators who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 51 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$36,482 - $84,920

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$12.22 - $35.10

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,482 - $84,920  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,042  
Profit Sharing
$1,282 - $17,879  
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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$35,006 - $79,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.22 - $35.10  
   
Overtime
$18.33 - $50.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,042  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,282 - $17,879  
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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$35,006 - $79,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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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.

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Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Tasks

  • 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.
  • Coordinate information flow and facilitate meetings between internal teams and customers or clients.
  • Maintain project documentation from inception to final delivery.

Common Career Paths for Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT)


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Information Technology Project Administrators often transition into Information Technology Project Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Information Technology Project Managers earn $86K per year.

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Survey results imply that Information Technology Project Administrators put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Project Coordinating, Microsoft Project, Project Management, and Information Technology (IT) Support are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Network Management / Administration, Information Technology Support, and Project Management. Information Technology Support and Project Management are correlating skills — those who know the former usually know the latter.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT)

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $45K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $54K. Information Technology Project Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $59K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $74K on average.

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Experience Affects Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Project Coordinating
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Project
up arrow 8%

National Average
$49,000

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 11%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 14%
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