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Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Information Technology Project Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $51K per year on average. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 50 percent. For the most part, Information Technology Project Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,077 - $81,215
(Median)
$36K
$51K
$81K
MEDIAN: $51,374
10%
50%
90%

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$12.11 - $33.68
(Median)
$12
$20
$34
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$36,077 - $81,215  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
Profit Sharing
$2,150 - $5,500  
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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$34,713 - $78,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.11 - $33.68  
   
Overtime
$18.24 - $50.92  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,150 - $5,500  
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).
)
$34,713 - $78,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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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 who move on to become Information Technology Project Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Information Technology Project Managers get paid an average of $86K per year.

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Information Technology Project Administrators generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Project Coordinating, Microsoft Project, Project Management, and Network Management / Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Information Technology Support and Network Management / Administration. Experience with Information Technology Support is often linked with knowledge of Project Management.

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

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


Information Technology Project Administrators who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $45K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $54K. On average, Information Technology Project Administrators make $58K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $72K on average.

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Experience Affects Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 47%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

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 14%

Microsoft Project
up arrow 9%

National Average
$49,000

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 3%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 15%
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