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Contracts Director Salary (United States)

A Contracts Director earns an average salary of $116,511 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Legal Research and Legal Compliance. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Contracts Director Salary (?
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$69,289 - $157,947
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National Salary Data

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$69,289 - $157,947  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $31,248  
Profit Sharing
$588 - $20,000  
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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$69,143 - $177,056  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 271
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Job Description for Contracts Director

Contract directors are in charge of negotiating, maintaining, and updating commercial contracts. They must establish contacts with outside businesses and develop contracts that meet the financial and professional goals of the business. They must develop and maintain multiple contracts at a time with local, national, and international businesses. Additionally, contract managers must develop internal policies and procedures for contract development and maintenance, and note areas for improvement. They must be knowledgeable regarding legal and ethical rules and regulations regarding contracts. Contract directors review contracts for completeness before final approval and signing, and they must adhere to all local, state, and federal regulations.
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Contracts Director Tasks
  • Ensure that contracts are in compliance with laws and organizational policies.
  • Oversee maintenance and compliance with existing contracts.
  • Negotiate contracts and proposals with internal teams and customers.
  • Resolve risks, problems, and non-compliance issues.

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Pay by Experience Level for Contracts Director

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Washington
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National Average
$122,000
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Experience Affects Contracts Director Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
National Average
$122,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 23%
Entry-Level
up arrow 42%

Skills That Affect Contracts Director Salaries

Legal Research
up arrow 41%
Legal Compliance
up arrow 13%
Contract Negotiation
up arrow 1%
National Average
$122,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 76 votes.

Gender

Female
49%
female alumni
 
Male
51%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 8%