Entry-Level Contract Administrator Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Contract Administrator earns an average salary of $49,982 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Contract Negotiation and Procurement.
Entry-Level Contract Administrator Salary (?
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$35,362 - $69,529
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $49,981
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Entry-Level Contract Administrator Salary (?
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$13.49 - $26.85
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,362 - $69,529  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,071  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $5,667  
Commission
$1,750 - $8,838  
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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$33,008 - $68,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,448
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.49 - $26.85  
   
Overtime
$19.17 - $37.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,071  
   
Commission
$1,750 - $8,838  
Profit Sharing
$290.87 - $5,667  
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).
)
$33,008 - $68,318  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 464
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Pay Difference By Location

San Diego
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San Francisco
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Washington
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Fairfax
up arrow 15%
Seattle
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Boston
up arrow 7%
Atlanta
up arrow 5%
Denver
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Los Angeles
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Dallas
0%
New York
0%
National Average
$49,000
Chicago
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Phoenix
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Huntsville
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Contract Administrator Salaries

Procurement
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Contractor Management
up arrow 8%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 6%
Project Management
up arrow 5%
Proposal Writing
up arrow 4%
National Average
$49,000
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%
Document Management
up arrow 5%
Data Analysis
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 5%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%
Accounting
up arrow 8%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%
Office Administration
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%