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Contracts Administrator, Construction Salary

Construction Contracts Administrators in the United States can expect to earn an average of $52K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The majority of Construction Contracts Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Construction Contracts Administrators make up most of the survey respondents at 79 percent. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,008 - $79,840
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$80K
MEDIAN: $52,417
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50%
90%

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$15.01 - $27.24
(Median)
$15
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$35,008 - $79,840  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,052  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $5,896  
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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$34,210 - $76,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 224
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.01 - $27.24  
   
Overtime
$16.88 - $41.45  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,052  
   
Profit Sharing
$509 - $5,896  
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).
)
$34,210 - $76,628  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131
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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


Survey results suggest that Construction Contracts Administrators use a fairly large toolkit of professional 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.


For many Construction Contracts Administrators, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $44K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $47K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. Construction Contracts Administrators who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $67K.

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Experience Affects Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 12%

Contractor Management
up arrow 2%

Contract Management
0%

National Average
$49,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Procurement
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 15%
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