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Contracts Administrator, Construction Salary

Construction Contracts Administrators in the United States take home an average $52K per year. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. Most Construction Contracts Administrators survey respondents are women (78 percent). The majority of Construction Contracts Administrators claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$34,938 - $78,789
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $51,727
10%
50%
90%

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$15.05 - $27.24
(Median)
$15
$19
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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50%
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
$34,938 - $78,789  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,021  
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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$34,253 - $76,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 248
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
$15.05 - $27.24  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $41.31  
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 - $5,021  
   
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).
)
$34,253 - $76,361  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 141

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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 report using a diverse set of skills on the job. 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. Most people familiar with Contract Management also know 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 with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $44K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $47K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $50K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $64K.

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Experience Affects Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$48,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%


Skills That Affect Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 13%

Contractor Management
up arrow 2%

Contract Management
0%

National Average
$48,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 9%

Procurement
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

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: 85% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 52% employee benefits None: 15%