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Contracts Administrator, Construction Salary (United States)

Median pay for Construction Contracts Administrators in the United States is around $52K annually. In the world of Construction Contracts Administrators, overall income ranges from $34K near the bottom to $77K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $8K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most Construction Contracts Administrators survey respondents are women (77 percent). Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little more than half. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Contracts Administrator, Construction Salary (?
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$34,788 - $79,907
(Median)
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52K
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MEDIAN: $51,919
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Contracts Administrator, Construction Salary (?
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$15.07 - $27.07
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,788 - $79,907  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $7,891  
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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$34,384 - $76,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 294
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.07 - $27.07  
   
Overtime
$20.85 - $40.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
Profit Sharing
$354.79 - $7,891  
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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$34,384 - $76,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 166
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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.

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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. 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $43K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $46K. Construction Contracts Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $69K on average.

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Experience Affects Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
National Average
$48,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Skills That Affect Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 14%
Contractor Management
up arrow 2%
Contract Management
up arrow 1%
National Average
$48,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%
Procurement
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 99 votes.

Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 85% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 13%