Entry-Level Contract Specialist Salary

Entry-Level Contract Specialists can expect wages of $54K per year on average. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Contract Specialists — including $8K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $36K to $76K depending on individual performance. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. For the most part, Entry-Level Contract Specialists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Entry-Level Contract Specialists who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$38,629 - $75,786

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$13.16 - $29.74

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$38,629 - $75,786  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,815  
Profit Sharing
$749 - $5,028  
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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$35,654 - $76,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,040
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.16 - $29.74  
   
Overtime
$18.21 - $44.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,815  
   
Profit Sharing
$749 - $5,028  
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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$35,654 - $76,262  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 226
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Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Entry-Level Contract Specialists in San Francisco enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 27 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Contract Specialists will also find cushy salaries in New York (+24 percent), Houston (+21 percent), Washington (+20 percent), and San Diego (+12 percent). In San Antonio, salaries are 16 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Raleigh and 11 percent less in Huntsville, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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.

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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Contract Specialist Salaries

Negotiation
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Legal Compliance
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Financial Analysis
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Proposal Writing
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Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 5%

Customer Service
0%

National Average
$53,000

Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 243 votes.

Gender

Female
58 %
Male
42 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 10%
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