Senior Project Administrator, General Salary

Average General Senior Project Administrators in the United States make around $57K annually. Compensation ranges from $37K on the lower end to $88K per year on the higher end. In the world of General Senior Project Administrators, total cash compensation can vary between $37K and $88K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $8K and $7K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Job satisfaction for General Senior Project Administrators is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority of General Senior Project Administrators (83 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$39,274 - $88,856
(Median)
$39K
$57K
$89K
MEDIAN: $57,161
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$14.91 - $34.79
(Median)
$15
$22
$35
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
$39,274 - $88,856  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,776  
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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$36,882 - $88,010  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.91 - $34.79  
   
Overtime
$19.00 - $46.07  
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$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,776  
   
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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$36,882 - $88,010  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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


General Senior Project Administrators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Project, Project Management, Microsoft Office, and Project are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Microsoft Excel, Windows Operating System General Use, and Microsoft Word. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to 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.


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 $59K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $61K on average.

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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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$54,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 72 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 13%
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