Project coordinators are in charge of overseeing progress on a project. They get frequent status reports from people who work on various project tasks, and are also in charge of scheduling work with vendors and other partners that are needed for the project. They typically report to project managers. In some cases, one person serves both the project manager and project coordinator roles. Salaries vary by experience, employer and job location.
The average salary for project coordinators as of May 2011 is between $30,989 and $63,518 a year, according to PayScale.com. Some project coordinators also receive annual bonuses between $300 and $5,553 on average, in addition to their salaries.
Experience plays a significant factor in the salaries of project coordinators. According to PayScale.com, project coordinators with less than one year of experience earn between $28,272 and $48,093 per year, while those with one to four years of experience earn between $30,097 and $55,256, as of May 2011. Project coordinators with five to nine years of experience earn between $33,162 and $65,421; project coordinators with 10 to 19 years of experience earn between $35,286 and $73,756; and those with more than 20 years of experience earn between $36,340 and $91,690 per year.
Location of employment also affects salaries for project coordinators. According to PayScale.com as of May 2011, project coordinators in Seattle earn between $31,014 and $75,283, the highest paying city reported by PayScale. Project coordinators in Washington D.C. earn between $36,260 and $74,152, while those in Houston earn between $32,959 and $74,039. Project coordinators in Chicago have the lowest salary range reported by PayScale at $31,346 to $61,052, while those in Los Angeles earn between $34,017 and $65,517.
The size of the company project coordinators work for also affects the salary range. In general, the bigger the company, the higher the salary range, though there are exceptions. Project coordinators who work for companies with one to nine employees earn between $27,146 and $51,920 per year, while those work work for companies with 10 to 49 people earn between $28,304 and $55,937, according to PayScale.com as of May 2011. Project coordinators who work for companies with 200 to 599 employees earn between $32,453 and $66,187, while those who work for companies with 600 to 1,999 employees earn between $33,360 and $68,508. Companies with 2,000 to 4,999 employees pay a slightly lower salary range of $34,349 to $62,638. Salary ranges begin to increase again for companies with 5,000 to 19,999 employees, with a salary range of $33,488 to $75,329.