Median pay for Washington Contract Specialists is around $75K annually. Women Contract Specialists in Washington who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Male Contract Specialists in Washington, District of Columbia are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 50 percent of the field. Job satisfaction for Contract Specialists in Washington is high. Most get medical and dental insurance, and the greater part get vision plans, too. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$50,172 - $102,001
$50K
$75K
$100K
MEDIAN: $74,798
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90%

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$24.57 - $51.61
$31
MEDIAN: $31.25
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$50,172 - $102,001  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
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$49,909 - $105,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Hourly Rate
$31.25  
   
Overtime
$39.90  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
Total Pay (?
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$49,909 - $105,741  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9

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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
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Pay by Experience Level for Contract Specialist

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


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Washington Contract Specialists. The average beginner in this position makes around $59K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $82K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $90K in this role. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $92K.

Key Stats for Contract Specialist

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
037
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Contract Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 19%


National Average
$76,000


Skills That Affect Contract Specialist Salaries

Customer Service
up arrow 18%

Negotiation
up arrow 13%


Legal Document Review
up arrow 8%


Procurement
up arrow 7%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 3%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 3%

National Average
$76,000

Proposal Writing
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 24%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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