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Contract Negotiation Manager Salary

Just over a half of Contract Negotiation Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $52K to $127K per year, but median earnings come to around $85K per year. Final cash compensation to Contract Negotiation Managers varies from around $52K to approximately $127K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $18K and $5K, respectively. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Contract Negotiation Managers. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 59 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$54,124 - $118,036
MEDIAN: $84,811

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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.
$54,124 - $118,036  
$3.80 - $17,879  
Profit Sharing
$1,551 - $5,182  
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).
$52,290 - $127,074  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 179
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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

Survey takers who work as Contract Negotiation Managers typically report just a few professional skills. Those who have experience with Negotiation, Contract Management, and Contract Negotiation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those educated in Contract Management tend to be well versed in Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Contract Negotiation Manager

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

Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Contract Negotiation Managers. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $63K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $86K. On average, Contract Negotiation Managers make $92K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $105K.

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Experience Affects Contract Negotiation Manager Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Contract Negotiation Manager Salaries

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National Average

Contract Management
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.


59 %
41 %

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: 90% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%