Contracts Administrator, Construction Salary

The average Construction Contracts Administrator in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $56K per year. In the world of Construction Contracts Administrators, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $4K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $34K and $79K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over a half. The vast majority of Construction Contracts Administrators (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$40,093 - $81,826
$40K
$56K
$82K
MEDIAN: $56,421
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$14.73 - $31.14
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$20
$31
MEDIAN: $20.40
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,093 - $81,826  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,079  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,677  
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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$33,969 - $79,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $31.14  
   
Overtime
$24.33 - $42.78  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,079  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,677  
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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$33,969 - $79,209  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Construction Contracts Administrators' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Contracts Manager. The average Contracts Manager brings home $78K per year. It is not unusual for a Construction Contracts Administrator to become an Office Manager or a Contract Specialist.

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Popular Skills for Contracts Administrator, Construction


Construction Contracts Administrators report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Legal Compliance, Contractor Management, Contract Management, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Procurement as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Accounts Payable and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. Those proficient in Contract Management are, more often than not, also skilled in Contractor Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Contracts Administrator, Construction

Pay by Experience for a Contracts Administrator, Construction has a positive trend. An entry-level Contracts Administrator, Construction with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 77 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Contracts Administrator, Construction with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Contracts Administrator, Construction which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 63 salaries. A Contracts Administrator, Construction with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 43 salaries.

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Key Stats for Contracts Administrator, Construction

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

▲18%

▲7%

▼0%

National Average
$54,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

Legal Compliance
▲17%



National Average
$54,000


Project Management
▼7%

Accounts Payable
▼18%

Microsoft Excel
▼18%

Procurement
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 46 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 19%
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