Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Information Technology Project Administrators in the United States pull down an average of $51K per year. In the world of Information Technology Project Administrators, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $18K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $35K and $80K. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Male Information Technology Project Administrators are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,077 - $84,920
(Median)
$36K
$51K
$85K
MEDIAN: $51,459
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$12.16 - $34.75
(Median)
$12
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$36,077 - $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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$34,756 - $79,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $34.75  
   
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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$34,756 - $79,691  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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.

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Information Technology Project Administrators note just a narrow range of job skills. 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. It is not unusual for someone who knows Information Technology Support to be familiar with Project Management as well.

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 with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $45K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $54K. On average, Information Technology Project Administrators make $58K following one to two decades on the job. Information Technology Project Administrators who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $74K.

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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 14%

Microsoft Project
up arrow 9%

National Average
$49,000

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 10%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 14%

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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