Contract Administrator Salary (United States)

A Contract Administrator earns an average salary of $54,465 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Contract Negotiation and Contractor Management.
Contract Administrator Total Pay (?
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$37,718 - $80,784
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MEDIAN: $54,464
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Contract Administrator Total Pay (?
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$14.38 - $29.34
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,718 - $80,784  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,082  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $6,097  
Commission
$0.00 - $77,566  
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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$35,103 - $80,668  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,614
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.38 - $29.34  
   
Overtime
$19.53 - $42.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,082  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $77,566  
Profit Sharing
$496.65 - $6,097  
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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$35,103 - $80,668  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,614
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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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Experience Affects Contract Administrator Salaries

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$53,000

Skills That Affect Contract Administrator Salaries

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Gender

Female
74%
female alumni
 
Male
26%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
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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