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Contract Administration Manager Salary (United States)

Contract Administration Managers in the United States usually make around $70K annually. Total cash earnings of Contract Administration Managers range from $41K on the low end to $112K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $12K and $10K, respectively. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and a solid majority earn dental coverage. Female Contract Administration Managers are more common than men; more than half (68 percent) of Contract Administration Managers are women. Most Contract Administration Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this summary.
Contract Administration Manager Salary (?
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$45,184 - $105,856
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MEDIAN: $69,556
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Contract Administration Manager Salary (?
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$13.79 - $47.82
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,184 - $105,856  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,128  
Profit Sharing
$0.31 - $9,863  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,357 - $112,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 432
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.79 - $47.82  
   
Overtime
$18.06 - $52.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.31 - $9,863  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$41,357 - $112,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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Job Description for Contract Administration Manager

A contract administration manager helps ensure contracts are furthering the interests of the business. They are in constant contact with colleagues in the operations and finance departments to determine supplies needed for regular operations and what finances can be allocated towards purchasing needed goods and services. The contract administration manager is also in contact with the sales department to help finalize deals between the company and its clients.
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Contract Administration Manager Tasks
  • Manages and coordinates activities within the contract administration department.
  • Guide proposals through process.
  • Act as primary contact for negotiations.
  • Oversee that activities are conducted according to the policies and procedures of the organization.

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Popular Skills for Contract Administration Manager

Survey takers who work as Contract Administration Managers report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Contract Management, Microsoft Excel, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Regulatory Compliance and Microsoft Excel. The majority of those who know Contract Management also know Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Contract Administration Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Contract Administration Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $61K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $70K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Contract Administration Managers make a median salary of $78K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $84K. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just under a third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining slightly less than a fifth.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$71,000
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Los Angeles is home to an above-average pay rate for Contract Administration Managers, 24 percent higher than the national average. Also paying near the top of the field are Houston, Austin, Washington, and Atlanta, where Contract Administration Managers annually earn 21 percent, 17 percent, 14 percent, and 13 percent more than the national average. Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Chicago, 10 percent below the national average.

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Experience Affects Contract Administration Manager Salaries

National Average
$71,000

Skills That Affect Contract Administration Manager Salaries

Contract Management
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National Average
$71,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 144 votes.

Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%