Contract Specialist Salary (United States)

A Contract Specialist earns an average salary of $58,055 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Negotiation, Procurement, and Contract Negotiation. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Contract Specialist Total Pay (?
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$39,756 - $88,529
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $58,054
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Contract Specialist Total Pay (?
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$14.03 - $34.93
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National Salary Data

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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$39,756 - $88,529  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,014  
Profit Sharing
$387.63 - $5,120  
Commission
$0.00 - $8,223  
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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$37,881 - $88,765  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,015
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.03 - $34.93  
   
Overtime
$19.65 - $45.67  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,014  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $8,223  
Profit Sharing
$387.63 - $5,120  
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).
)
$37,881 - $88,765  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,015
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Job Description for Contract Specialist

  • Negotiate contract terms with clientele.
  • Edit or amend contracts and handles terms of contract breach.
  • Prepare, review and evaluate contracts for compliance of legality and for profitability if applicable.

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Pay by Experience Level for Contract Specialist

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

Pay Difference By Location

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New York
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San Diego
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Arlington
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Atlanta
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Huntsville
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National Average
$57,000
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Seattle
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Chicago
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Denver
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Raleigh
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San Antonio
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Experience Affects Contract Specialist Salaries

National Average
$57,000

Skills That Affect Contract Specialist Salaries

Procurement
up arrow 18%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 7%
Project Management
up arrow 5%
Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 4%
Proposal Writing
up arrow 3%
Customer Service
0%
National Average
$57,000
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 11%
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