Contracts Administrator, Construction Salary

Construction Contracts Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $54K per year on average. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Construction Contracts Administrators (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Job satisfaction for Construction Contracts Administrators is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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

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$14.71 - $27.57
(Median)
$15
$20
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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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 (?
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$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.
)
$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).
)
$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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Construction Contracts Administrators tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Contract Specialist. The two jobs pay about the same on average.

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Popular Skills for Contracts Administrator, Construction


Construction Contracts Administrators only report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Contractor Management, Contract Management, and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Procurement and Microsoft Office as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Those proficient in Contract Management are, more often than not, 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Construction Contracts Administrators — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. During their first five years in the workforce, individuals in this position earn $46K on average. Survey participants with five to 10 years under their belts see an only a slightly bigger average of $49K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $52K. As Construction Contracts Administrators reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $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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