Contract Administrators with Office Administration skills can expect to earn an average of $50K per year. Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Contract Administrators with Office Administration skills, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Contract Administrators with Office Administration skills who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 87 percent. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — roughly one in five lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$36,096 - $68,985
$36K
$50K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,537
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90%

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$13.98 - $26.99
$14
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$27
MEDIAN: $19.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,096 - $68,985  
   
Bonus
$700 - $5,003  
Profit Sharing
$2,600  
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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$33,025 - $67,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 252
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.98 - $26.99  
   
Overtime
$15.65 - $45.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$700 - $5,003  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,600  
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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$33,025 - $67,380  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 168

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Pay by Experience Level for Contract Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $42K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $50K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Contract Administrators with Office Administration skills who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $55K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $60K.

Key Stats for Contract Administrator

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.
045
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Contract Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$46,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 86 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 78%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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