Entry-Level Contract Administrator Salary

An Entry-Level Contract Administrator earns an average salary of $51,216 per year. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.

$37,440 - $71,302
$37K
$51K
$71K
MEDIAN: $51,433
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$14.10 - $26.62
$14
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.32
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$37,440 - $71,302  
   
Bonus
$507 - $6,563  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $6,440  
Commission
$8,233  
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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$34,470 - $69,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,036
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.10 - $26.62  
   
Overtime
$18.73 - $42.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$507 - $6,563  
   
Commission
$8,233  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $6,440  
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).
)
$34,470 - $69,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 451

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National Average: $49,035

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Contract Administrator Advice

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

Contract Administrator in Jacksonville:
"Loving to Read."
You need to enjoy reading and have the ability to remember what you read so you can eliminate any contradictions. You need to be able to prioritize you work.

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.

Key Stats for Contract Administrator

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 223 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Contract Administrator Salaries


Contractor Management
▲4%

Project Management
▲4%


Financial Analysis
▲3%

Proposal Writing
▲2%


National Average
$49,000








Accounting
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 223 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 14%
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