Entry-Level Contract Administrator Salary

An Entry-Level Contract Administrator earns an average salary of $50,425 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Contract Negotiation and Procurement.

$35,631 - $69,345
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $50,424
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90%

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$13.68 - $26.75
(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
$35,631 - $69,345  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,083  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $5,960  
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).
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$33,411 - $68,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,458
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.68 - $26.75  
   
Overtime
$18.87 - $38.46  
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.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,083  
   
Commission
$2,457 - $7,808  
Profit Sharing
$511 - $5,960  
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).
)
$33,411 - $68,146  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 495
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Contract Administrator Advice

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

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 Entry-Level Contract Administrator Salaries


Procurement
up arrow 10%

Contractor Management
up arrow 7%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 5%

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Contract Management
up arrow 4%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 5%


Data Analysis
up arrow 7%



Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Accounting
up arrow 11%

Office Administration
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 335 votes.

Gender

Female
70 %
Male
30 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%
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