Contracts Administrator, Construction Salary

Median pay for Construction Contracts Administrators in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $53K annually. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The majority of Construction Contracts Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,241 - $80,017
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,152
10%
50%
90%

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$14.93 - $27.53
(Median)
$15
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,241 - $80,017  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,021  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $5,896  
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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$34,296 - $77,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.93 - $27.53  
   
Overtime
$16.09 - $41.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,021  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $5,896  
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).
)
$34,296 - $77,172  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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Job Description for Contracts Administrator, Construction

A construction contracts administrator carries out administrative duties relating to contracts for a construction company or a consulting firm which works on behalf of a construction company. This position involves a variety of duties and requires an organized individual who is able to multi-task effectively.

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Contracts Administrator, Construction Tasks

  • Interpret contract terms in order to resolve disagreements between the parties.
  • Negotiate and draft contracts for materials and services from vendors to complete a project.
  • Manage the bidding process, and obtain cost estimates from vendors and selecting the best offers.
  • Maintain all records related to the contracting of vendors and receipt of materials and services.

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Popular Skills for Contracts Administrator, Construction


Construction Contracts Administrators typically list a handful of skills they use on the job. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Contractor Management, Contract Management, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Procurement and Microsoft Office as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. For most people, competency in Contract Management indicates knowledge of Contractor Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Contracts Administrator, Construction

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


Construction Contracts Administrators do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $45K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $47K. Construction Contracts Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $51K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $68K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Contractor Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Contract Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Procurement
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%
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