Contract Specialist Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

Contract Specialists in Washington, District of Columbia take home approximately $74K annually on average. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women Contract Specialists in Washington who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$44,298 - $102,534

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$20.16 - $63.46

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$44,298 - $102,534  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,829  
Total Pay (?
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$45,300 - $110,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 180
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$20.16 - $63.46  
   
Overtime
$40.63 - $90.24  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,829  
   
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 - $110,214  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.


For many Contract Specialists in Washington, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average beginner in this position makes around $63K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $81K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $94K. Professionals who have racked up more than two decades of experience enjoy comfortable salaries; at this stage, median wages are a cushy $111K.

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Experience Affects Contract Specialist in Washington, District of Columbia Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%

Experienced
up arrow 25%


National Average
$75,000


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

Negotiation
up arrow 12%

Financial Analysis
up arrow 11%


Contract Negotiation
up arrow 4%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
up arrow 1%

National Average
$75,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Proposal Writing
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 10%
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