A Contract Administrator earns an average salary of $54,279 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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$37,433 - $80,467
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MEDIAN: $54,278
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Contract Administrator Total Pay (?
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$14.10 - $28.87
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$37,433 - $80,467  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,013  
Profit Sharing
$437.05 - $6,061  
Commission
$0.00 - $14,000  
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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$34,856 - $80,269  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,767
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.10 - $28.87  
   
Overtime
$19.76 - $42.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,013  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $14,000  
Profit Sharing
$437.05 - $6,061  
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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$34,856 - $80,269  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,767
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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

National Average
$53,000

Skills That Affect Contract Administrator Salaries

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$53,000
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Gender
Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 10%
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