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

£28,317 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £28K
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Project Coordinator Career Path

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Technical Project Coordinator
17 Aug 2019

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

Project Coordinator
8 Jun 2021

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

Moen Woodworks
Project Coordinator
24 Feb 2021

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

Project Milestone Coordinator
4 Aug 2021

“If you strive to work alone and from home then you will have a great time here.”

Graham ConstructionGraham Construction
Senior Project Coordinator
10 Jun 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
19 Oct 2021

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

MasTec Network SolutionsMasTec Network Solutions
Project Coordinator
26 Feb 2021

“This was a very toxic environment and I hope they work and get better to try to stop it.”

Chatteris Educational FoundationChatteris Educational Foundation
VTC Project Coordinator
16 Jan 2021

“19 got in the way for me to fully immerse in all opportunities and responsibilities.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a project coordinator

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

The most similar professions to project coordinator are:
  • Technical Project Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Scrum Master
  • Digital Marketing

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