Contract Negotiator Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Contract Negotiator is $67,805 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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$45,514 - $94,321
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MEDIAN: $67,805
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Contract Negotiator Total Pay (?
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$13.57 - $31.17
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$34K$68K$102K
Salary
$45,514 - $94,321  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,425  
Profit Sharing
$164.87 - $27,148  
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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$42,356 - $99,124  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 324
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$13.57 - $31.17  
   
Overtime
$24.35 - $37.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,425  
   
Profit Sharing
$164.87 - $27,148  
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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$42,356 - $99,124  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 324
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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
up arrow 23%
Experienced
up arrow 18%
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
National Average
$68,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Contract Negotiator Salaries

Negotiation
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National Average
$68,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
57%
female alumni
 
Male
43%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%
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