Contracts Administrator, Construction Salary

An average Construction Contracts Administrator in the United States can expect to take home roughly $54K per year. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Female Construction Contracts Administrators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$35,876 - $83,275
(Median)
$36K
$54K
$83K
MEDIAN: $53,562
10%
50%
90%

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$14.71 - $27.57
(Median)
$15
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
10%
50%
90%

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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
$35,876 - $83,275  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,438  
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$34,266 - $77,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 174
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.71 - $27.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$17.88 - $38.74  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,438  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,250  
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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$34,266 - $77,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 114
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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.

Common Career Paths for Contracts Administrator, Construction


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As Construction Contracts Administrators transition into upper-level roles like Contract Specialists, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Contract Specialists earn the same amount as Construction Contracts Administrators on average.

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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. Those listing Procurement and Microsoft Office as skills, on the other hand, should be prepared for drastically lower pay. It is often found that people who know Contract Management are also skilled 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $46K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $49K. Construction Contracts Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $52K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $68K.

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Experience Affects Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%


National Average
$49,000



Skills That Affect Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 8%

Contractor Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Contract Management
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Procurement
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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