Contracts Administrator, Construction Salary

Construction Contracts Administrators in the United States take home an average $53K annually. Work is enjoyable for Construction Contracts Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,825 - $79,769
(Median)
$35K
$53K
$80K
MEDIAN: $52,944
10%
50%
90%

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$14.94 - $27.51
(Median)
$15
$19
$28
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,825 - $79,769  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,061  
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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$34,218 - $77,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 206
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.94 - $27.51  
   
Overtime
$16.09 - $41.59  
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.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,061  
   
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).
)
$34,218 - $77,017  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 121
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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


Typical 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. The majority of those who know 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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. During the first five years of their careers, Construction Contracts Administrators see a median income of $45K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $47K. On average, Construction Contracts Administrators make $51K following one to two decades on the job. After two decades in the workforce, the average Construction Contracts Administrator generally earns more than ever; median pay for this group is estimated at $67K.

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Experience Affects Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

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 11%

Contractor Management
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Contract Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Procurement
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 66 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
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

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