Project Specialist Salary

A Project Specialist earns an average salary of $52,654 per year. A skill in Process Improvement is associated with high pay for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$36,398 - $74,527
$36K
$53K
$75K
MEDIAN: $52,654
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90%

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$11.64 - $29.29
$12
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.08
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$36,398 - $74,527  
   
Bonus
$957 - $8,233  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $5,960  
Commission
$20,347  
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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$31,363 - $71,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 452
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.64 - $29.29  
   
Overtime
$18.13 - $47.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$957 - $8,233  
   
Commission
$20,347  
Profit Sharing
$295.90 - $5,960  
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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$31,363 - $71,958  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 218

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Job Description for Project Specialist

Project specialists work alongside staff members to oversee assigned projects by a company. They must be able to identify and rectify potential problems within specific projects, and some may also be responsible for training and developing employees to perform designated tasks.

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Project Specialist Tasks

  • Help develop project plans for assigned projects.
  • Train employees to perform designated tasks.
  • Identify and troubleshoot problems within specific projects in a timely manner.
  • Oversee and track milestones of project tasks.

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Pay by Experience Level for Project Specialist

Pay by Experience for a Project Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 448 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 195 salaries. An experienced Project Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 120 salaries. A Project Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 35 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $50,320

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Project Specialist Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Project Specialist?

Project Specialist in Philadelphia:
"Entry Level, Project Management."
Pros: Great opportunity to learn the practical methodologies of project Management. I have the ability to manage my own projects to completion. Great work life balance. Not micro managed. Great team I work with. Opportunity for continual education.
Cons: Currently looking for more challenging role to gain experience and been seen as a valued contributor to the business. I am under utilized currently.

Project Specialist in Portland:
Pros: Working in the commercial workout risk team. Complete and administer self testing, training and review audit findings. Compile and research data to review the quality and prevent audit findings while streamlining processes. Flexible work schedule around my children and the ability to work from home weekly.
Cons: The lack of knowledge and experience of peers within the department.

Project Specialist in Muskegon:
"Educational Project Specialist."
Pros: The best part of my job is that I get to work on exciting projects and then move on to other projects. I'm well respected by my colleagues and the educators I work with.
Cons: While my work is pretty flexible, some options that would be possible in the private sector are off-limits. (i.e. Merit pay, telecommuting, etc.)

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Key Stats for Project Specialist

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 97 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Project Specialist Salaries

▲19%

▲19%

▲8%

National Average
$50,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Project Specialist Salaries

Process Improvement
▲30%

Strategic Project Management
▲9%



Microsoft Office
▼0%

National Average
$50,000





Database Management & Reporting
▼7%


Training
▼17%

Office Administration
▼19%

Data Entry
▼29%

Design
▼34%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 11%