Contract Specialist in Washington, District of Columbia Salary

Median pay for Contract Specialists in Washington, District of Columbia is around $76K per year. Women make up a slight majority of Contract Specialists in Washington (56 percent) survey respondents. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most Washington Contract Specialists like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$47,621 - $104,249
(Median)
$48K
$76K
$100K
MEDIAN: $76,034
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$24.24 - $60.82
(Median)
$24
$40
$61
MEDIAN: $40
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$47,621 - $104,249  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
Profit Sharing
$376.00  
Total Pay (?
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$49,135 - $111,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 178
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$24.24 - $60.82  
   
Overtime
$44.60  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,034  
   
Profit Sharing
$376.00  
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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$49,135 - $111,705  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Pay by Experience Level for Contract Specialist

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $64K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $82K. Contract Specialists in Washington, District of Columbia with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $95K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $104K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Contract Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 23%


National Average
$77,000


Skills That Affect Contract Specialist Salaries

Procurement
up arrow 18%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 8%

Negotiation
up arrow 8%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 7%


Contract Negotiation
up arrow 4%

National Average
$77,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 9%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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