The median total income of Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills is around $62K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (approximately half, in fact) comes from commissions. Total cash earnings of Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills range from $42K on the low end to $90K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $10K and $17K, respectively. Location is the main element affecting pay for this group — career duration and the individual firm are driving factors as well. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills make up most of the survey respondents at 71 percent. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$43,911 - $88,656
(Median)
$44K
$62K
$89K
MEDIAN: $62,318
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$17.31 - $35.95
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$36
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$43,911 - $88,656  
   
Bonus
$796 - $10,199  
Profit Sharing
$811 - $16,768  
Commission
$30,300  
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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$41,948 - $89,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 583
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.31 - $35.95  
   
Overtime
$24.73 - $49.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$796 - $10,199  
   
Commission
$30,300  
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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$41,948 - $89,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 116
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Employees of Northrop Grumman Corporation can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $70K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $56K to $100K.

Pay by Experience Level for Contract Administrator

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


For many Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $55K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $65K. For Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $69K. Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $75K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $61,596

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For Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills, working in the bustling city of San Francisco has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+33 percent), Charlotte (+21 percent), Baltimore (+15 percent), and Los Angeles (+15 percent). The lowest-paying market is Buffalo, which sits 19 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Denver and 13 percent less in San Antonio, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Contract Administrator Salaries

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National Average
$62,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 120 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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