Contract Administration Manager Salary (United States)

A typical Contract Administration Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $70,681 annually. Compensation starts at $41,357 and can reach $112,292 per year. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a solid majority collect dental insurance. Women make up the majority of Contract Administration Managers (68 percent). For the most part, Contract Administration Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 432
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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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  
PayScale
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. Contract Negotiation is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 8 percent. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Regulatory Compliance and Microsoft Excel. Those proficient in Contract Management are, more often than not, also skilled in 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 seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. Salaries start at $61K, which grows to $70K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $78K. After 20 years in the field, Contract Administration Managers see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $84K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one third of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 1 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining about one in five. In this field, workers tend to have anywhere from one to nine years of experience—of those surveyed, more than half land within this range.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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Miami
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National Average
$71,000
Denver
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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. Contract Administration Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+21 percent), Austin (+17 percent), Washington (+14 percent), and Atlanta (+13 percent). Chicago is the lowest-paying area, 10 percent south of 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%
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