What does a Project Coordinator do?

Project coordinators work with a project manager to better ensure the project they are hired to do is finished on time, correctly, and within the client’s allotted budget. As the keepers of the smaller tasks and moving parts within a project, they also oversee the day-to-day progression of the project and keep an eye on its administrative tasks.

Project coordinators work on their specified projects in conjunction with other team members and create an agreed-upon timeline and schedule. They check in with the team to receive updates on the progress throughout the life of the project, and to ensure that initial goals and priorities remain intact. They often use spreadsheets to track a project’s timeline, the budget, and any other relevant information. They are often called upon to track and organize the financial files and documents, contracts, and any reports or invoices. Project coordinators also perform various administrative tasks, including the ordering of office supplies, invoicing vendors, and bookkeeping, and have a bachelor’s degree in business, communications, or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Project Coordinator Salaries

Average Base Pay

$53,561 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $54K
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Project Coordinator Career Path

Learn how to become a Project Coordinator, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

Project Coordinator I
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Read what Project Coordinator professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Moen Woodworks
Project Coordinator
Feb 24, 2021

“Job was not clearly described in the interview before offering the job and there was no training manual.”

Project Coordinator
Jun 8, 2021

“I was their career coach before contracted as a coordinator and really enjoyed both of my jobs.”

Technical Project Coordinator
Aug 17, 2019

“Well structured IT teams gives great avenue for IT professionals to explore and diversify their career.”

Graham ConstructionGraham Construction
Senior Project Coordinator
Jun 10, 2021

“I worked for about a year and within that year had a great opportunity to grow in my career.”

National Aerospace LaboratoriesNational Aerospace Laboratories
Project Associate II
Oct 19, 2021

“There is no salary increment and will get stuck with the same if you stay her for long.”

Deluxe EntertainmentDeluxe Entertainment
Senior Project Coordinator
Jul 15, 2021

“I made some great friends while working there and also got chance to expand my horizon.”

Project Coordinator
Sep 8, 2020

“Good payment for your work and recognizes you if you and your work is worthy.”

Soroc TechnologySoroc Technology
Project Coordinator
May 11, 2020

“No pay raise (every year for 5 years I worked there was a pay freeze)”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a project coordinator i

When working as a project coordinator i, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Editing, Written Communication, Excellent Communication, Microsoft Office Suite, and Schedules.

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The most common qualifications to become a project coordinator i include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.