Contract Administrators with Office Administration skills take home approximately $50K per year on average. Location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While close to a fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. Most Contract Administrators with Office Administration skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority of Contract Administrators with Office Administration skills (87 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,712 - $69,650
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,622
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$14.01 - $26.76
(Median)
$14
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,712 - $69,650  
   
Bonus
$700 - $4,960  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$32,795 - $67,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.01 - $26.76  
   
Overtime
$15.56 - $44.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$700 - $4,960  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$32,795 - $67,935  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 157
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Pay by Experience Level for Contract Administrator

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


For Contract Administrators with Office Administration skills, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $42K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $50K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $55K. After two decades in the workforce, the average Contract Administrator generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $60K.

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Experience Affects Contract Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$46,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

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