Contract Administration Managers in the United States take home an average $71K per year. Total cash compensation for Contract Administration Managers runs from $45K to $111K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $12K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Most Contract Administration Managers survey respondents are women (73 percent). This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,693 - $106,783
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$71K
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MEDIAN: $71,204
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$13.32 - $46.17
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,693 - $106,783  
   
Bonus
$1,454 - $12,311  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,854  
Commission
$7,000  
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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$45,353 - $110,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 216
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.32 - $46.17  
   
Overtime
$27.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,454 - $12,311  
   
Commission
$7,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $5,854  
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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$45,353 - $110,864  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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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 results suggest that Contract Administration Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in People Management, Contract Negotiation, Microsoft Excel, and Contract Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Microsoft Office as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Regulatory Compliance and Contract Management also typically command lower compensation. For most people, competency in Contract Management indicates knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Contract Administration Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Contract Administration Managers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $60K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $74K. Contract Administration Managers see a median salary of $86K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Contract Administration Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $93K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,264

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Los Angeles offers some of the highest pay in the country for Contract Administration Managers, 28 percent above the national average. Contract Administration Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+25 percent), Washington (+22 percent), Boston (+15 percent), and Atlanta (+7 percent). In Indianapolis, salaries are 11 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Denver (3 percent lower) and Chicago (2 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Contract Administration Manager

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
032
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Contract Administration Manager Salaries




National Average
$73,000


Skills That Affect Contract Administration Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 18%


National Average
$73,000



Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
73 %
Male
27 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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