Contract Administration Manager Salary

The average Contract Administration Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $69K annually. In the world of Contract Administration Managers, total cash compensation can vary between $42K and $111K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $12K and $10K, respectively. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Job satisfaction for Contract Administration Managers is high. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$45,149 - $103,514

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$13.42 - $51.71

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,149 - $103,514  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,184  
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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$42,020 - $111,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 426
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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,184  
   
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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$42,020 - $111,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 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


Survey takers who work as Contract Administration Managers typically report just a few professional 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 Microsoft Office, Regulatory Compliance, and Microsoft Excel. Those educated in Contract Management tend to be well versed 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 Contract Administration Managers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $69K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $62K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $80K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $86K.

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Experience Affects Contract Administration Manager Salaries



National Average
$70,000



Skills That Affect Contract Administration Manager Salaries


Contract Management
0%

National Average
$70,000


Regulatory Compliance
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 115 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
24%
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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