Contract Negotiation Manager Salary

An average Contract Negotiation Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $85K annually. Total cash compensation to Contract Negotiation Managers approaches anywhere from $51K on the lower end to $124K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $15K from bonuses and upwards of $5K from profit sharing. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Most Contract Negotiation Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,632 - $116,841
MEDIAN: $84,611

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$51,632 - $116,841  
$0.00 - $15,152  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $5,017  
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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).
$50,642 - $123,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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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

Typical Contract Negotiation Managers report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Contract Negotiation, Contract Management, and Negotiation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Negotiation. It is often found that people who know Contract Management are 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.

Contract Negotiation Managers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $66K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $86K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $91K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $107K.

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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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 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: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%