Senior Project Administrator, General Salary

With about one-half of General Senior Project Administrators in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for General Senior Project Administrators is $58K annually and can range from $38K on the lower end to $88K per year near the higher end. Overall cash earnings for General Senior Project Administrators vary widely between $38K and $88K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $7K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Women account for the majority of General Senior Project Administrators who took the survey — 84 percent to be exact. Work is enjoyable for General Senior Project Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$39,873 - $88,158
(Median)
$40K
$58K
$88K
MEDIAN: $57,883
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$15.13 - $34.36
(Median)
$15
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,873 - $88,158  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,709  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $7,047  
Commission
$0.00  
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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$38,256 - $87,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.13 - $34.36  
   
Overtime
$18.64 - $45.57  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,709  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $7,047  
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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$38,256 - $87,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 109
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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 suggest that General Senior Project Administrators put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project, Microsoft Excel, and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people experienced in Microsoft Excel also know 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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $48K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $61K. For General Senior Project Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $58K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $61K on average.

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Experience Affects Senior Project Administrator, General Salaries




National Average
$56,000


Skills That Affect Senior Project Administrator, General Salaries


Project Management
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$56,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 69 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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