Entry-Level Contract Administrator Salary

An Entry-Level Contract Administrator earns an average salary of $50,530 per year. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.

$35,990 - $69,785
(Median)
$36K
$51K
$70K
MEDIAN: $50,529
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$13.81 - $26.99
(Median)
$14
$18
$27
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,990 - $69,785  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
Profit Sharing
$575 - $6,518  
Commission
$6,652  
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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$33,543 - $68,827  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,580
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$13.81 - $26.99  
   
Overtime
$18.76 - $39.39  
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$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
Commission
$6,652  
Profit Sharing
$575 - $6,518  
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).
)
$33,543 - $68,827  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 555
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $48,783

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Contract Administrator Advice

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

Contract Administrator in Chantilly:
"Various computer applications."
Be assertive. Accommodate customer needs, keep computer skills current.

Contract Administrator in St. Louis:
"The volume of my workload."
Must be: organized; able to multi-task; knowledge of both commercial and military is helpful; negotiation skills a must; able to manage all personality types; must be personable.

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 Contract Administrator Salaries


Procurement
up arrow 7%

Contractor Management
up arrow 6%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Contract Management
up arrow 3%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 3%

National Average
$49,000


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 5%

Data Analysis
up arrow 7%




Accounting
up arrow 12%

Office Administration
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 333 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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