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Entry-Level Contract Administrator Salary

An Entry-Level Contract Administrator earns an average salary of $50,128 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Contract Negotiation and Procurement.

$35,433 - $69,408
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $50,128
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90%

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$13.56 - $26.95
(Median)
$14
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,433 - $69,408  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,102  
Profit Sharing
$360.65 - $5,817  
Commission
$2,457 - $7,808  
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).
)
$33,175 - $68,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,455
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.56 - $26.95  
   
Overtime
$18.97 - $38.74  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,102  
   
Commission
$2,457 - $7,808  
Profit Sharing
$360.65 - $5,817  
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).
)
$33,175 - $68,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 479

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Contract Administrator Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Contract Administrator in Coeur d'Alene:
"Continued Education."
I wished I would have pushed/pursued for more education/certification for my particular job.

Contract Administrator in Phoenix:
"Changes."
Creating and sustaining positive relationships at all levels is key to bringing reward and joy to the position. Relationship building will make for long lasting connections contributing to consistent work life balances. Managing stress levels is equally important for better outcomes.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Contract Administrator Salaries


Procurement
up arrow 10%

Contractor Management
up arrow 7%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 6%

Contract Management
up arrow 4%

Project Management
up arrow 3%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 3%

National Average
$49,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%


Data Analysis
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 8%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Accounting
up arrow 9%

Office Administration
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 370 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 11%