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Contracts Administrator, Construction Salary

Construction Contracts Administrators in the United States take home an average $52K annually. Most Construction Contracts Administrators survey respondents are women (79 percent). Work is enjoyable for Construction Contracts Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while the greater part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to slightly more than half. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$35,196 - $79,840
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$80K
MEDIAN: $52,415
10%
50%
90%

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$15.05 - $27.27
(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
$35,196 - $79,840  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,036  
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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$34,412 - $76,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 234
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 - $27.27  
   
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 - $5,036  
   
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).
)
$34,412 - $76,676  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 130

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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 a focused set of job 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. Most people experienced in 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $48K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $44K. Construction Contracts Administrators see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $67K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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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
up arrow 3%


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 77 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 54% employee benefits None: 15%
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