Contract Negotiation Manager Salary

Contract Negotiation Managers in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent close to one-half of Contract Negotiation Managers. Salaries average out to around $84K annually and spread from $52K to $125K per year. Total cash compensation to Contract Negotiation Managers approaches anywhere from $52K on the lower end to $125K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $6K from profit sharing. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Women make up the majority of Contract Negotiation Managers (60 percent) who completed the questionnaire. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$54,315 - $116,576
MEDIAN: $84,328

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$54,315 - $116,576  
$3.73 - $14,874  
Profit Sharing
$350.00 - $6,000  
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).
$52,098 - $124,679  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 173

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Job Description for Contract Negotiation Manager

  • Draft, review and negotiate complex agreements.
  • Guide proposals through process.
  • Identify and mitigate risk issues.
  • Act as primary contact for negotiations.
  • Prepare detailed and complex drafting of contracts.

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Popular Skills for Contract Negotiation Manager

Typical Contract Negotiation Managers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Contract Management, Contract Negotiation, and Negotiation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those proficient in Contract Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Contract Negotiation Manager

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

For many Contract Negotiation Managers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $64K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $86K. On average, Contract Negotiation Managers make $91K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $106K.

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Experience Affects Contract Negotiation Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Contract Negotiation Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.


60 %
40 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%