Median pay for Contract Specialists in Washington is around $73K annually. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 55 percent. Work is enjoyable for Contract Specialists in Washington, District of Columbia, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and the greater part collect vision insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

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MEDIAN: $72,834
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$23.67 - $55.75
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0.00 - $10,241  
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$44,713 - $110,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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Hourly Rate
$23.67 - $55.75  
   
Overtime
$39.90  
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$0.00 - $10,241  
   
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$44,713 - $110,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
632,019
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...
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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.


Washington Contract Specialists generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $57K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $81K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $91K in this role. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $96K on average.

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Experience Affects Contract Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 29%

Experienced
up arrow 23%


National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Contract Specialist Salaries

Negotiation
up arrow 17%


Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 6%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 5%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Procurement
up arrow 3%

National Average
$74,000

Legal Compliance
up arrow 12%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 14%

Customer Service
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 23%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 27%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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