Contract Negotiator Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Contract Negotiator is $68,069 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Contract Negotiator Total Pay (?
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$46,150 - $94,946
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $68,069
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Contract Negotiator Total Pay (?
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$14.35 - $35.00
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$46,150 - $94,946  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
Profit Sharing
$255.00 - $20,000  
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).
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$42,527 - $99,633  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 318
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.35 - $35.00  
   
Overtime
$24.35 - $37.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,635  
   
Profit Sharing
$255.00 - $20,000  
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).
)
$42,527 - $99,633  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 318
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Job Description for Contract Negotiator

Many companies, especially larger organizations with many specific functions, employ contract negotiators. Depending on their company and specific role, the negotiator may have a variety of duties. These professionals typically work with contracts in three categories. In some cases, the contracts help distribute goods or services that the company offers; in others, the contracts involve services or goods the company uses. Finally, the negotiator may work strictly with internal contracts within the organization.
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Contract Negotiator Tasks
  • Lead in negotiating purchasing contracts.
  • Advise the client throughout the negotiation process.
  • Actively participate with the client in any contract negotiation.
  • Negotiate major contracts for various clients.

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Pay by Experience Level for Contract Negotiator

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

Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Houston
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National Average
$68,000
San Diego
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Experience Affects Contract Negotiator Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$68,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Contract Negotiator Salaries

Negotiation
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National Average
$68,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 6%
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