A Project Specialist earns an average salary of $52,196 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.

$35,616 - $73,652
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$36K
$52K
$74K
MEDIAN: $52,196
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$11.27 - $28.18
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$35,616 - $73,652  
   
Bonus
$891 - $8,175  
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $5,918  
Commission
$32,500  
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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$30,583 - $71,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 476
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$11.27 - $28.18  
   
Overtime
$17.84 - $48.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$891 - $8,175  
   
Commission
$32,500  
Profit Sharing
$296.96 - $5,918  
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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$30,583 - $71,723  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 232
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Project Specialist

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,487

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Project Specialist Reviews

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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Experience Affects Project Specialist Salaries




National Average
$49,000


Skills That Affect Project Specialist Salaries

Process Improvement
up arrow 32%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 7%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Data Analysis
up arrow 1%

National Average
$49,000

Project Coordinating
up arrow 3%


Event Planning
up arrow 9%

Training
up arrow 10%

Office Administration
up arrow 19%

Data Entry
up arrow 28%

Design
up arrow 33%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 103 votes.

Gender

Female
64 %
Male
36 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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