Surpassing the national average by 21 percent, Entry-Level Contract Specialists in Houston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Contract Specialists can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+19 percent), Honolulu (+9 percent), Atlanta (+6 percent), and Chicago (+6 percent). Compared to the national average, San Antonio Entry-Level Contract Specialists have considerably lower salaries, 24 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Below-median salaries also turn up in Raleigh and Minneapolis (11 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).