Contract Negotiator Salary

Contract Negotiators in the United States take home approximately $68K annually on average. Total cash compensation for Contract Negotiators runs from $43K to $101K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $27K. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Contract Negotiators enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Contract Negotiators (56 percent) survey respondents. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$45,094 - $97,288
(Median)
$45K
$68K
$97K
MEDIAN: $68,142
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50%
90%

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$14.19 - $30.56
(Median)
$14
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$45,094 - $97,288  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,497  
Profit Sharing
$360.65 - $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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$43,093 - $101,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 298
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.19 - $30.56  
   
Overtime
$24.35 - $41.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,497  
   
Profit Sharing
$360.65 - $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).
)
$43,093 - $101,353  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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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Many Contract Negotiators advance their careers by becoming Contracts Managers, who report a slightly higher median income of $78K.

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Contract Negotiators who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Contract Negotiation and Negotiation are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 7 percent and 3 percent, respectively. Contract Negotiation and Negotiation are also commonly seen together.

Pay by Experience Level for Contract Negotiator

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $60K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $76K. For Contract Negotiators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $82K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $86K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Contract Negotiator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Contract Negotiator Salaries


Negotiation
up arrow 3%

National Average
$68,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 8%