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.

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