Contracts Administrator, Construction Salary

Construction Contracts Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $56K annually on average. Total cash compensation to Construction Contracts Administrators approaches anywhere from $34K on the lower end to $79K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The vast majority (89 percent) of Construction Contracts Administrators who took the survey are female. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$39,495 - $81,655
$39K
$56K
$82K
MEDIAN: $56,054
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50%
90%

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$14.80 - $30.96
$15
$20
$31
MEDIAN: $20.45
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$39,495 - $81,655  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $5,115  
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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$34,166 - $79,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $30.96  
   
Overtime
$24.00 - $43.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $5,115  
   
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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$34,166 - $79,105  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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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' 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. Construction Contracts Administrators go on to become Office Managers more often than anything even though median pay for the role is $39K. Construction Contracts Administrators who move into a Contract Specialist role, another well-traveled path for those in this field, tend to find salaries of $54K.

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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. Most people skilled in Contract Management are similarly competent in 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. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $45K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $54K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $57K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $63K.

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Key Stats for Contracts Administrator, Construction

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

▲21%

▲9%

▲2%

National Average
$53,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

Legal Compliance
▲19%



National Average
$53,000


Project Management
▼5%

Accounts Payable
▼17%

Microsoft Excel
▼17%

Procurement
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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