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Senior Project Administrator, General Salary

For General Senior Project Administrators, yearly average wages total $56K annually. Pay generally varies between $37K and $87K per year. Cash earnings for General Senior Project Administrators — including $8K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $37K to $87K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. For the most part, General Senior Project Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of General Senior Project Administrators (83 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$39,117 - $88,708
(Median)
$39K
$56K
$89K
MEDIAN: $56,344
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90%

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$14.80 - $33.28
(Median)
$15
$22
$33
MEDIAN: $22.00
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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$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,117 - $88,708  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,747  
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $7,149  
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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$36,758 - $87,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate 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$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $33.28  
   
Overtime
$19.20 - $45.70  
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.
)
$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,747  
   
Profit Sharing
$489.36 - $7,149  
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).
)
$36,758 - $87,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 98

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Job Description for Senior Project Administrator, General

Senior project administrators (general) are responsible for developing and maintaining project plans and ensuring these projects successfully reach completion. They are also responsible for documenting departmental budgets, as well as conducting forecasting for new and existing projects as needed. In some cases, senior project administrators are also in charge of calculating project metrics; these metrics may include (among others) quality assurance (QA) compliance, level of effort (LOE), technical performance measures, and cost variances from a project's plan.

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Senior Project Administrator, General Tasks

  • Support implementation of project plans, including communication and documentation.
  • Work with teams to create and standardize processes to reach team goals.
  • Support budget administration and overall timeline tracking.
  • Coordinate flow of information among teams, external organizations and leadership.
  • Maintain and update visual diagrams and project documentation.

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Popular Skills for Senior Project Administrator, General


Survey results imply that General Senior Project Administrators put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Project are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Word. For most people, competency in Microsoft Excel indicates knowledge of Microsoft Office and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Project Administrator, General

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


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $48K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $56K. General Senior Project Administrators with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $54K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $60K.

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Experience Affects Senior Project Administrator, General Salaries




National Average
$54,000


Skills That Affect Senior Project Administrator, General Salaries

Microsoft Project
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National Average
$54,000

Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Project
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 14%
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