Contract Negotiation Manager Salary

Earnings for Contract Negotiation Managers in the United States come in at around $85K per year on average. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Female Contract Negotiation Managers are more common than men among those who completed the survey; more than half (61 percent) are women. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,334 - $116,346

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$50,575 - $123,988  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 169
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Job Description for Contract Negotiation Manager

A contract is a legally binding agreement between at least two parties. In essence, it is a list of expectations and rules which, once signed, all parties are obliged to meet. Though there are laws which govern some of what is allowed to be enforced by contract, a signatory is expected to know what they are signing before they do so and bargain for the most agreeable set of terms. For this, contract negotiation managers are employed.


Contract Negotiation Manager Tasks

  • 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

Contract Negotiation Managers typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Those who have experience with Contract Negotiation, Negotiation, and Contract Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Most people familiar with Contract Management also know Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Contract Negotiation Manager

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

Contract Negotiation Managers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $66K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $87K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $92K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $109K.

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Experience Affects Contract Negotiation Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Contract Negotiation Manager Salaries

Contract Negotiation


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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.


61 %
39 %

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: 89% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%