Construction Contracts Administrators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $56K annually. In the world of Construction Contracts Administrators, total cash compensation can vary between $34K and $80K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $5K and $10K, respectively. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and the larger part earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Construction Contracts Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Construction Contracts Administrators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$39,886 - $81,500
$40K
$56K
$81K
MEDIAN: $56,301
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$14.67 - $29.28
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$29
MEDIAN: $19.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,886 - $81,500  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,863  
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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$34,237 - $79,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 122
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.67 - $29.28  
   
Overtime
$23.84 - $43.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,863  
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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$34,237 - $79,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 70

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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.

Common Career Paths for Contracts Administrator, Construction


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Construction Contracts Administrators who transition into a Contracts Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $78K per year. Going from Construction Contracts Administrator to Office Manager is the transition that occurs most often in this field, and the average paycheck for Office Managers is $39K. Many others choose to work as Contract Specialists, where pay is typically $54K.

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Popular Skills for Contracts Administrator, Construction


Survey results suggest that Construction Contracts Administrators use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Fortunate workers who know Legal Compliance can expect a significant pay bump, scoring salaries 20 percent 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. The majority of those who know Contract Management also know Contractor Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Contracts Administrator, Construction

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $44K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $52K. Construction Contracts Administrators claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $56K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Construction Contracts Administrator with more than 20 years of experience can earn $63K on average.

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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 38 votes.
028
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

Legal Compliance
up arrow 20%


Microsoft Office
0%

National Average
$52,000


Project Management
up arrow 4%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 16%

Procurement
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 63%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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