For Construction Contracts Administrators, annual average wages total $56K 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 $35K to approximately $80K. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Construction Contracts Administrators. Female Construction Contracts Administrators far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$40,491 - $82,465
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MEDIAN: $56,172
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$14.96 - $29.26
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$40,491 - $82,465  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,195  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,933  
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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$34,636 - $79,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.96 - $29.26  
   
Overtime
$23.67 - $42.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,195  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,933  
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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$34,636 - $79,896  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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.

Common Career Paths for Contracts Administrator, Construction


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Construction Contracts Administrators who advance into the role of a Contracts Manager are fairly uncommon. Contracts Managers on average earn $78K per year. Many Construction Contracts Administrators choose to become Office Managers and Executive Assistants as their careers advance. However, folks in those positions report median salaries of $14K less and $7K less, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Contracts Administrator, Construction


Construction Contracts Administrators generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Contract Management, Contractor Management, Microsoft Office, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Procurement as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Accounts Payable and Microsoft Excel also typically command lower compensation. 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. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $45K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $52K. For Construction Contracts Administrators, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $55K. 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 $68K.

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Experience Affects Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries



National Average
$53,000



Skills That Affect Contracts Administrator, Construction Salaries

Contract Management
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Microsoft Office
0%

Contractor Management
0%

National Average
$53,000

Project Management
up arrow 5%

Accounts Payable
up arrow 17%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 17%

Procurement
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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