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Contracts Administrator, Construction Salary (United States)

Construction Contracts Administrators in the United States pull down an average of $52K per year. Cash earnings for Construction Contracts Administrators — which occasionally include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $10K from profit sharing — stretch from around $34K to approximately $77K. The greater part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Most Construction Contracts Administrators are women (76 percent). Most Construction Contracts Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. This report 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

Survey takers who work as Construction Contracts Administrators report a focused set of job skills. Most notably, skills in Contractor Management, Contract Management, Microsoft Office, and Procurement 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. Those educated in Contract Management tend to be well versed in Microsoft Office.

Pay by Experience Level for Contracts Administrator, Construction

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Construction Contracts Administrators in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $44K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $47K. Construction Contracts Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $68K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes. One to nine years of experience is standard for most employees in this area; a majority of respondents fit between this range. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up approximately one-fourth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than two percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining one in eight.

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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
up arrow 1%
Contract Management
0%
National Average
$49,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%
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%