Entry-Level Contract Specialist Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Contract Specialist is $53,179 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Negotiation, Contract Negotiation, and Proposal Writing.
Entry-Level Contract Specialist Total Pay (?
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$38,252 - $75,824
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $53,178
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Entry-Level Contract Specialist Total Pay (?
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$13.06 - $29.39
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,252 - $75,824  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,043  
Profit Sharing
$774 - $5,039  
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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$35,388 - $76,397  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.06 - $29.39  
   
Overtime
$18.94 - $43.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,043  
   
Profit Sharing
$774 - $5,039  
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).
)
$35,388 - $76,397  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,245
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Pay Difference By Location

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Washington
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Minneapolis
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Fort Worth
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Chicago
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Philadelphia
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Dallas
0%
Los Angeles
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National Average
$53,000
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Denver
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Contract Specialist Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Contract Specialist in Alexandria:
"Read, Learn, Ask Questions, Argue, Do."
Read the FAR and any supplement to it that your agency uses, learn to interpret and apply its content to your requirements, ask an expert, respectfully argue with the expert in order to find the truth, do it over and over until you are an expert at it and people will come to you for advice.

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Contract Specialist Salaries

Negotiation
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Proposal Writing
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Contract Management
up arrow 9%
Financial Analysis
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 7%
Customer Service
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National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 66% employee benefits None: 10%
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