Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills take home approximately $62K annually on average. In the world of Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills, total cash compensation can vary between $42K and $91K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $17K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by residence, followed by career duration and the specific company. Most Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills survey respondents are women (72 percent). Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$43,842 - $89,660
$44K
$62K
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MEDIAN: $62,453
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$16.34 - $35.35
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$43,842 - $89,660  
   
Bonus
$813 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$811 - $16,768  
Commission
$10,800  
Total Pay (?
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$41,541 - $90,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 577
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.34 - $35.35  
   
Overtime
$23.92 - $49.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$813 - $9,787  
   
Commission
$10,800  
Profit Sharing
$811 - $16,768  
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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$41,541 - $90,502  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 118

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The biggest paychecks can be found at Northrop Grumman Corporation — the median salary there is $72K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $60K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $133K.

Pay by Experience Level for Contract Administrator

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


Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $55K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $65K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $69K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $75K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,475

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San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills, 41 percent higher than the national average. Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+31 percent), Herndon (+30 percent), Washington (+16 percent), and Los Angeles (+15 percent). Trailing the national average by 19 percent, Buffalo is the market with the smallest paychecks. Below-median salaries also turn up in Denver and Boston (14 percent lower and 4 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Contract Administrator

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.
035
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Contract Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$61,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 119 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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