Contracts Administrator, Construction Salary (United States)

Construction Contracts Administrators in the United States usually make around $48,719 per year. Compensation ranges from $34,227 on the low end to $77,070 per year on the high end. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and around two-thirds collect dental insurance. Most Construction Contracts Administrators are women (76 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Contracts Administrator, Construction Salary (?
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$35,176 - $80,399
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MEDIAN: $51,960
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Contracts Administrator, Construction Salary (?
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$14.99 - $27.43
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,176 - $80,399  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,209  
Profit Sharing
$360.65 - $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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$34,227 - $77,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 325
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.99 - $27.43  
   
Overtime
$19.74 - $41.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,209  
   
Profit Sharing
$360.65 - $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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$34,227 - $77,070  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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Job Description for Contracts Administrator, Construction

  • 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.

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Popular Skills for Contracts Administrator, Construction

Construction Contracts Administrators who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Procurement and Microsoft Office as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people who know Contract Management also know Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Contracts Administrator, Construction

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Construction Contracts Administrators, experience seems to be a major factor in determining pay. New Construction Contracts Administrators earn approximately $44K, only slightly increasing to $47K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $51K. Pay continues to grow for Construction Contracts Administrators after two decades on the job, and average earnings come to $68K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 27 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 2 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 12 percent. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution.

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Experience Affects Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
National Average
$49,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

Contractor Management
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Contract Management
0%
National Average
$49,000
Microsoft Office
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Procurement
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 111 votes.

Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 14%