Contract Negotiator Salary

An average Contract Negotiator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $69K annually. Cash earnings for Contract Negotiators — which occasionally include more than $15K from bonuses and more than $28K from profit sharing — stretch from around $44K to approximately $102K. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. Work is enjoyable for Contract Negotiators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Contract Negotiators (56 percent) survey respondents. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$45,147 - $97,986

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$14.19 - $30.56

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,147 - $97,986  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,364  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $27,812  
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).
)
$43,712 - $102,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 305
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $30.56  
   
Overtime
$23.70 - $44.03  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,364  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $27,812  
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).
)
$43,712 - $102,212  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

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.

Read More...

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


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px


A lot of Contract Negotiators move on to become Contracts Managers, that group gets paid a slightly higher $78K on average.

Contract Negotiator Job Listings

Search for more jobs:


Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Contract Negotiators who took the survey. Contract Negotiation and Negotiation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Aptitude in Contract Negotiation tends to also indicate an understanding of Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Contract Negotiator

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


Contract Negotiators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $60K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $77K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $82K in this role. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $85K.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Comp Managers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Contract Negotiator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Contract Negotiator Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Negotiation
up arrow 2%

National Average
$69,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 7%
ADVERTISEMENT