Contract Administration Manager Salary

An average Contract Administration Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $69K per year. With some bonuses approaching $12K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $10K, overall incomes of Contract Administration Managers spread between $41K and $111K depending on individual performance. Geography and experience level 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. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$44,629 - $103,384
(Median)
$45K
$69K
$100K
MEDIAN: $69,195
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$13.42 - $51.71
(Median)
$13
$23
$52
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,629 - $103,384  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,229  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,826  
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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$41,375 - $111,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 425
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.42 - $51.71  
   
Overtime
$18.44 - $50.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,229  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,826  
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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$41,375 - $111,129  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Contract Administration Managers who took the survey. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Contract Management, Microsoft Excel, and Regulatory Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Microsoft Office, 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Contract Administration Managers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $61K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $69K. On average, Contract Administration Managers make $80K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $85K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 116 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
28%
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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