How Much Does a Project Coordinator Make?
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A project manager or coordinator may plan and execute a variety of types of projects, although the term typically refers to those overseeing construction, telecommunications or computer networking projects. The industry in which a project coordinator works, as well as the size and cost of the project, will directly impact his salary.
Construction Project Coordinators
Coordinators responsible for construction projects earned an average salary of $93,290 as of May 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Those working in nonresidential building construction earned an average of $92,260 a year, while those working on residential building projects earned an average of $89,040. Coordinators employed by building equipment contractors earned an average income of $99,520, and those employed by foundation, structure and building exterior contractors earned an average of $90,160 a year.
Computer and Information System Project Coordinators
Managers responsible for coordinating the activities in data processing, information systems or computer programming projects earned an average salary of $120,640 as of 2009, according to the Bureau. The average income was $130,000 in the industry of computer systems design and $123,910 in the management of companies and enterprises. Coordinators employed by insurance carriers and software publishers earned salary averages of $114,940 and $136,580, respectively.
Network and Computer Systems Project Coordinators
Administrators overseeing network projects, such as setting up and configuring local or wide area networks, earned an average of $70,930 as of 2009, reports the Bureau. In the industry of computer systems design, the average salary was $75,280; in the management of companies and enterprises the average was $72,920, and coordinators working for wired telecommunications carriers earned an average income of $71,870.
Administrative Services Project Coordinators
Administrative services managers may be responsible for a variety of types of projects, including facility operations and coordinating space allocation. The average income of this type of coordinator was $81,530 as of 2009, according to the Bureau. Local and state governments offered administrative services managers salary averages of $78,160 and $73,820, respectively. Those working for colleges, universities and professional schools earned an average of $77,990 a year, and those working for the management of companies and enterprises earned an average of $99,160.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics: Construction Managers Wages, May 2009
- Bureau of Labor Statistics: Computer and Information Systems Managers Wages, May 2009
- Bureau of Labor Statistics: Network and Computer Systems Administrators Wages, May 2009
- Bureau of Labor Statistics: Administrative Services Managers Wages, May 2009
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