Contracts Administrator, Construction Salary

Median pay for Construction Contracts Administrators in the United States is around $57K per year. Total cash compensation to Construction Contracts Administrators approaches anywhere from $34K on the lower end to $78K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $5K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Construction Contracts Administrators (88 percent) who answered the questionnaire. A large number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$39,898 - $81,500
$40K
$57K
$81K
MEDIAN: $56,566
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$14.73 - $30.48
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$30
MEDIAN: $20.39
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$0$81K
Salary $39,898 - $81,500
Bonus $0.00 - $5,089
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,696
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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$34,012 - $77,880
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 152
Hourly Data $0$42
Hourly Rate $14.73 - $30.48
Overtime $24.73 - $42.57
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,089
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $9,696
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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$34,012 - $77,880
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 96

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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 may progress into high-paying roles like Contracts Manager, where median compensation is $78K annually. Given that the median pay is $39K, it may be surprising to find that an Office Manager is the most common role for Construction Contracts Administrators to subsequently assume on their way up the ladder. Transitioning into a Contract Specialist role — which pays $54K — is also typical for Construction Contracts Administrators, though less common by comparison.

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Popular Skills for Contracts Administrator, Construction


Construction Contracts Administrators report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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 familiar with Contract Management also tend to know 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
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

▲20%

▲8%

▲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 48 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 17%
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