Contract Specialist Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

An average Contract Specialist in Washington can expect to take home roughly $74K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 54 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$44,298 - $103,738
(Median)
$44K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,693
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$20.16 - $63.46
(Median)
$20
$34
$63
MEDIAN: $34.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,298 - $103,738  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,907  
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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$45,300 - $111,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$20.16 - $63.46  
   
Overtime
$40.63 - $90.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,907  
   
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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$45,300 - $111,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Pay by Experience Level for Contract Specialist in Washington, District of Columbia

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. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $62K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $80K. Washington Contract Specialists bring in $94K after working for 10 to 20 years. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $113K.

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Experience Affects Contract Specialist in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 52%

Experienced
up arrow 26%


National Average
$74,000


Skills That Affect Contract Specialist in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Negotiation
up arrow 11%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 9%



Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 3%

National Average
$74,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
46 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 10%
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