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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 $68,000 - 88,000 annually


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. The sector will grow, with around 109,000 job openings over the next 5 years.

Read more about the project management industry.

Key skills

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

Quick facts

Project administrators provide a framework for team members to follow to deliver the project on time and within budget. Jobs will grow from 113,300 to 121,700 by 2022.

  • Average Hours Worked
    37.4 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Public administration; professional, scientific and technical services; health care; construction; engineering
  • Average qualification level
    24.8 Bachelor degree

* 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.

Study pathways

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