General Senior Project Administrators in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with slightly less than three-fifths bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $60K per year on average but can range from $41K to $87K per year. Overall cash earnings for General Senior Project Administrators stretch from $41K on the lower end to $87K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $7K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Location and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Female General Senior Project Administrators make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. For the most part, General Senior Project Administrators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$41,379 - $96,644
(Median)
$41K
$60K
$97K
MEDIAN: $60,080
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$15.83 - $31.05
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$16
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$41,379 - $96,644  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,608  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $10,033  
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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$40,641 - $87,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 118
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.83 - $31.05  
   
Overtime
$22.08 - $42.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,608  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $10,033  
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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$40,641 - $87,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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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


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Project and Windows Operating System General Use. Most people who know 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.


Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $50K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $60K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $59K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Senior Project Administrator, General Salaries




National Average
$57,000


Skills That Affect Senior Project Administrator, General Salaries

Project Management
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Project
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$57,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
medical benefits
Vision: 62%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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