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Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salary

Information Technology Project Administrators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $51K annually. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Information Technology Project Administrators. Women Information Technology Project Administrators who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Information Technology Project Administrators making up 50 percent of survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,417 - $81,453
(Median)
$36K
$51K
$81K
MEDIAN: $51,305
10%
50%
90%

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$12.13 - $33.51
(Median)
$12
$20
$34
MEDIAN: $20
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$36,417 - $81,453  
   
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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$34,801 - $78,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $33.51  
   
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).
)
$34,801 - $78,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 51

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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 might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Information Technology Project Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $86K per year.

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Professional skills reported by Information Technology Project Administrators are few in number. 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. 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.


Information Technology Project Administrators who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $45K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $55K. Information Technology Project Administrators bring in $58K after working for 10 to 20 years. 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 $70K.

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Experience Affects Project Administrator, Information Technology (IT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

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 7%

National Average
$49,000

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Network Management / Administration
up arrow 4%

Information Technology (IT) Support
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

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