Negotiating a Project Coordinator salary relies on several factors, including years of tenure, certifications, and skillsets to offer an organisation. Candidates who can demonstrate a high degree of organisational skills, stakeholder management and communication skills are in a strong position to earn a higher salary percentile.
Percentiles of a Project Coordinator salary
In the Robert Half Salary Guide, salaries are broken down by percentiles. This allows you to see how different skills, experience and qualifications – along with different roles, can shape your Project Coordinator salary.
For this salary percentile, a Project Coordinator is likely to have 1-2 years of experience. Tertiary qualifications such as a Bachelor’s degree in Business or Information Systems are often expected. Employers are likely to look for candidates with a track record of providing key support in the delivery of projects and implementation of deliverables. This Project Coordinator salary may apply in small organisations where the project is less complex and/or involves a smaller number of departments.
In this salary percentile professionals will have a strong track record in delivering quality outcomes and demonstrated experience in innovative technology. Knowledge of prioritising initiatives and team resourcing will be expected, and candidates will need strong communication skills to report to varying levels of management.
In this percentile, a Project Coordinator will have experience providing highly organised coordination and governance, with the ability to prioritise work under pressure while maintaining attention to detail. The role is likely to be fairly complex, and responsibilities will include providing up to date data for use in reports and other documentation, and identifying potential risks and issues and developing effective responses. Candidates will have a strong skillset and a proven ability to achieve results, organise priorities and meet deadlines and project budgets.
A Project Coordinator salary in this percentile calls for candidates to have significant, and often industry-relevant, experience. At a broader level, the Project Coordinator must be able to use and improve project management tools and resources, and support large and complex projects through to completion. Outstanding communication skills are essential as responsibilities include liaising with a variety of stakeholders to document progress, and providing regular reports to senior management and business leaders to ensure the project is on-track at every stage to achieve the organisation’s goals.