Contract Administration Manager Salary (United States)

Contract Administration Managers in the United States ordinarily take home approximately $70,681 per year. Pay ranges from $41,357 on the low end to $112,292 per year on the higher side. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing—peaking near $12,128 and $9,863, respectively—total cash payment can bottom out near $45,184 or peak near $105,856. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Benefits are common in this line of work, with most reporting medical and dental coverage and more than half collecting vision insurance. Contract Administration Managers are largely women, dominating the profession at 68 percent. Job satisfaction for Contract Administration Managers is high. The figures in this overview are derived from responses to 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 (?
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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

Job skills reported by Contract Administration Managers are limited. Contract Negotiation is considered a valuable skill and can increase employee pay by 8 percent. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. Salaries start at $61K, which grows to $70K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $78K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Contract Administration Managers earning an average of $84K per year. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about a 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 18 percent. Workers in this area tend to have one to nine years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$71,000
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Home to some of the best pay for Contract Administration Managers, Los Angeles offers exceptional salaries, 24 percent above the national average. Those in search of high salaries should also consider checking out cities like Houston, Austin, Washington, and Atlanta, top-paying markets where Contract Administration Managers rake in more than the national norm (+21 percent, +17 percent, +14 percent, and +13 percent). With compensation 10 percent below the national average, Chicago is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market.

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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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$71,000
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Job Satisfaction

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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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