Contract Negotiator Salary

Median pay for Contract Negotiators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $70K annually. Total cash earnings of Contract Negotiators range from $43K on the low end to $107K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $19K and $28K, respectively. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — experience level and the specific company are driving factors as well. Women make up a slight majority of Contract Negotiators (59 percent) survey respondents. Most Contract Negotiators like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$45,268 - $103,535
(Median)
$45K
$70K
$100K
MEDIAN: $70,236
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$14.68 - $41.22
(Median)
$15
$23
$41
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,268 - $103,535  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,456  
Profit Sharing
$990 - $27,617  
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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$43,087 - $107,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 313
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $41.22  
   
Overtime
$34.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,456  
   
Profit Sharing
$990 - $27,617  
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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$43,087 - $107,120  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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.

Common Career Paths for Contract Negotiator


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Contract Negotiators who transition into an upper level Contracts Manager position will not necessarily make much more than they do in their current role. The average Contracts Manager makes $78K a year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Contract Negotiator


Pay for Contract Negotiators is the lowest at Lockheed Martin Corp, which has a median salary of $65K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $82K.


Contract Negotiators typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Negotiation and Contract Negotiation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Employees educated in Contract Negotiation are typically practiced in Negotiation, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Contract Negotiator

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


Contract Negotiators with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $61K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $76K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Contract Negotiators make a median salary of $84K. Contract Negotiators who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $85K on average.

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Experience Affects Contract Negotiator Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Contract Negotiator Salaries

Contract Negotiation
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National Average
$71,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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