Project Administrator, Engineering Salary

Engineering Project Administrators in the United States take home approximately $49K annually on average. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Engineering Project Administrators. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most Engineering Project Administrators survey respondents are women (79 percent). The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$38,517 - $72,163
$39K
$50K
$72K
MEDIAN: $49,883
10%
50%
90%

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$15.68 - $30.20
$16
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $21.20
10%
50%
90%

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$0$72K
Salary $38,517 - $72,163
Bonus $302.01 - $3,109
Profit Sharing $1,464
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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$36,083 - $68,560
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 135
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $15.68 - $30.20
Overtime $23.48 - $44.72
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $302.01 - $3,109
Profit Sharing $1,464
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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$36,083 - $68,560
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 127

Job Description for Project Administrator, Engineering

Engineering project administrators are responsible for overseeing the many different phases of their projects to ensure the projects' timely completion. They must be able to track/monitor their projects' progress, create reports, and present findings to their managers. They must also be able to analyze data from their projects and be able to provide insight and guidance when needed about said projects. They usually also monitor projects' budgets and coordinate frequently with various departments within their organization. Engineering project administrators will often manage purchase orders, and will frequently work with vendors to obtain quotes and source materials. They can also be required to ensure that necessary contracts are in place for a given project.

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Project Administrator, Engineering Tasks

  • Consult or negotiate with clients to prepare project specifications.
  • Recruit employees, assign, direct, and evaluate their work, and oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence.
  • Provide technical leadership for complex or unique assignments.
  • Direct, review, and approve product design and changes.
  • Coordinate and direct projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.

Common Career Paths for Project Administrator, Engineering


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Though it's uncommon, some Engineering Project Administrators move into roles as Construction Project Managers, where pay is an average $70K per year.

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Popular Skills for Project Administrator, Engineering


Engineering Project Administrators report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Office Administration, Financial Reporting, Scheduling, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 18 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Microsoft Project. The majority of those who know Microsoft Excel also know Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Administrator, Engineering

Pay by Experience for a Project Administrator, Engineering has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Administrator, Engineering with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 146 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Administrator, Engineering with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 89 salaries. An experienced Project Administrator, Engineering which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 66 salaries. A Project Administrator, Engineering with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $47,442

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Engineering Project Administrators, busy San Francisco offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Engineering Project Administrators can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+27 percent), Houston (+13 percent), Seattle (+13 percent), and San Diego (+10 percent). With compensation 16 percent below the national average, Jacksonville is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Columbus (15 percent lower and 12 percent lower, respectively).

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Key Stats for Project Administrator, Engineering

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Project Administrator, Engineering Salaries

▲16%

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$47,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Project Administrator, Engineering Salaries

Office Administration
▲17%

Financial Reporting
▲13%

Scheduling
▲5%




Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$47,000



Microsoft Project
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 12%