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Contract Administration Manager Salary (United States)

For Contract Administration Managers, yearly average wages total $70K annually. Total cash compensation to Contract Administration Managers approaches anywhere from $41K on the lower end to $114K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $12K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Women account for the majority of Contract Administration Managers who responded to the questionnaire — 68 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Contract Administration Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Contract Administration Manager Salary (?
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$44,816 - $106,974
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MEDIAN: $69,838
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Contract Administration Manager Salary (?
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$13.61 - $49.49
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,816 - $106,974  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,313  
Profit Sharing
$0.12 - $9,787  
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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$41,244 - $113,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 426
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.61 - $49.49  
   
Overtime
$18.52 - $50.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,313  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.12 - $9,787  
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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$41,244 - $113,880  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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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 note just a narrow range of job skills. 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. 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.
Contract Administration Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $61K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $70K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Contract Administration Managers make a median salary of $78K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Contract Administration Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $87K.

Pay Difference By Location

Los Angeles
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National Average
$71,000
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Chicago
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Orlando
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With a pay rate for Contract Administration Managers that is 22 percent greater than the national average, Los Angeles offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Contract Administration Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Boston (+22 percent), Houston (+21 percent), Austin (+13 percent), and Atlanta (+12 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Orlando is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Workers in Chicago and Denver earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (9 percent less and 8 percent less, respectively).

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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 136 votes.

Gender

Female
68%
female alumni
 
Male
32%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%