Contract Administrator with Contract Negotiation Skills Salary

Earnings for Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills come in at around $61K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills stretch from $41K on the lower end to $88K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $8K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is career duration, followed by geography and the particular employer. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Female Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills survey participants are more prevalent than men — 69 percent of professionals. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$42,264 - $86,677
(Median)
$42K
$61K
$87K
MEDIAN: $61,262
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$16.60 - $35.48
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$17
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$42,264 - $86,677  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,307  
Profit Sharing
$633 - $10,137  
Commission
$6,286  
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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$40,996 - $88,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 896
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.60 - $35.48  
   
Overtime
$21.67 - $49.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,307  
   
Commission
$6,286  
Profit Sharing
$633 - $10,137  
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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$40,996 - $88,291  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 171
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Employees of The Boeing Company can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $77K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $45K to $95K.

BAE Systems Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $61K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $46K to $65K.

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. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $55K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $63K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $69K. As Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $80K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $60,331

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Home to some of the best pay for Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills, San Francisco offers exceptional salaries, 21 percent above the national average. Contract Administrators with Contract Negotiation skills can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Houston (+21 percent), New York (+19 percent), St. Louis (+16 percent), and Washington (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Phoenix, which sits 16 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 15 percent less in Denver and 13 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Contract Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
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National Average
$60,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 200 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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