Contract Administrator Salary (United States)

A Contract Administrator earns an average salary of $54,569 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.
Contract Administrator Total Pay (?
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$37,921 - $80,411
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MEDIAN: $54,569
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Contract Administrator Total Pay (?
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$14.36 - $29.55
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,921 - $80,411  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,007  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $6,851  
Commission
$0.00 - $17,517  
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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$35,188 - $80,476  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,609
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.36 - $29.55  
   
Overtime
$19.50 - $43.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,007  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $17,517  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $6,851  
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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$35,188 - $80,476  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,609
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Job Description for Contract Administrator

A contract administrator oversee the specific mandates in a contract and make sure that all parties involved fulfill obligations to which they agreed. The contract administrator must know the ins and outs of a contract and ensure all sides adhere to its specific terms, conditions, rights, and obligations. It is also the administrator's responsibility to coordinate any changes that may transpire, and to make sure that those changes are agreed upon by all involved. When the contract has been fulfilled, the contract administrator will complete a closeout process to ensure that the contract has been ended in an appropriate manner.
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Contract Administrator Tasks
  • Review and negotiate contractual details, including specifications, price, date of delivery and contractual provisions.
  • Prepares proposal for major contracts.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Contract Administrator Salaries

National Average
$53,000

Skills That Affect Contract Administrator Salaries

Project Management
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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$53,000
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Gender

Female
75%
female alumni
 
Male
25%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%
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