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Entry-Level Contract Specialist Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Contract Specialist is $53,364 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Negotiation, Contract Negotiation, and Proposal Writing.
Entry-Level Contract Specialist Salary (?
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$38,426 - $76,178
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $53,364
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Entry-Level Contract Specialist Salary (?
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$13.26 - $29.43
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,426 - $76,178  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,066  
Profit Sharing
$777 - $5,034  
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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$35,471 - $76,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,011
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.26 - $29.43  
   
Overtime
$18.93 - $44.29  
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.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,066  
   
Profit Sharing
$777 - $5,034  
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).
)
$35,471 - $76,767  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 214
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Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Washington
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Chicago
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Minneapolis
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Fort Worth
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Philadelphia
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Los Angeles
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Dallas
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National Average
$53,000
Huntsville
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Denver
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Raleigh
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Contract Specialist Advice

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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.
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Contract Specialist Salaries

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

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 357 votes.

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%