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Contract Administration Manager Salary

The average Contract Administration Manager in the United States earns approximately $70K annually. Total cash compensation for Contract Administration Managers runs from $41K to $111K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $12K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. More than half of Contract Administration Managers (68 percent) survey participants are women. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Contract Administration Managers is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$45,259 - $103,966
(Median)
$45K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,641
10%
50%
90%

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$13.50 - $49.02
(Median)
$14
$22
$49
MEDIAN: $21.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,259 - $103,966  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,184  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,744  
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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$41,352 - $111,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 431
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $49.02  
   
Overtime
$18.52 - $50.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,184  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,744  
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).
)
$41,352 - $111,173  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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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


Contract Administration Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Contract Management, Microsoft Excel, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Regulatory Compliance and Microsoft Excel. Most people 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $61K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $70K. Contract Administration Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $80K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $85K on average.

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Experience Affects Contract Administration Manager Salaries




National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Contract Administration Manager Salaries


Contract Management
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National Average
$70,000


Regulatory Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%
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