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Project Administrator

Find out how to become a project administrator in engineering or administration. Get information on job prospects, expected salary and qualifications needed.

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The current average salary of an Project Administrator is $67,200 - 102,400 annually

What does a Project Administrator do?

A project administrator oversees the different phases of a project, ensures it runs smoothly and is completed on time by monitoring its progress and creating reports for managers.

Read more about the project management industry.

What are the key skills of a Project Administrator?

Project administrators organise the project team by facilitating, reporting and analysing all aspects of the project so that it runs smoothly. 

  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Attention to detail to monitor and control project variables
  • Good communication skills to coordinate with team members to ensure the project is completed on time and on budget
  • Ability to motivate a team and make sound decisions
  • Motivated to achieve targets and foster a good team environment

How to become a Project Administrator 

Having formal qualifications are not required for the role of Project Administrator, however, employers look favourably upon those who have studied a course in project management. Having strong skills in computer literacy and office administration are also essential to the success of the role. 

It's recommended to study the BSB40920 - Certificate IV in Project Management Practice as this can qualify you for the position, giving you the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge. 

Quick facts

Project administrators provide a framework for team members to follow to deliver the project on time and within budget. Employment for project administrators will remain the same in the next five years.

  • Average Hours Worked
    43 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Public administration; professional, scientific and technical services; health care; construction; engineering
  • Job Growth 
    Employment growth will remain steady in the next five years. 

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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