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Contracts Manager Salary (United States)

A Contracts Manager earns an average salary of $79,605 per year. A skill in Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Contracts Manager Salary (?
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$49,276 - $117,777
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MEDIAN: $79,604
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Contracts Manager Salary (?
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$13.88 - $51.51
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,276 - $117,777  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,047  
Profit Sharing
$608 - $9,696  
Commission
$0.00 - $48,936  
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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$48,437 - $123,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,963
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$13.88 - $51.51  
   
Overtime
$7.49 - $70.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,047  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $48,936  
Profit Sharing
$608 - $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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$48,437 - $123,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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Job Description for Contracts Manager

Contracts managers can work in a variety of industries, including non-profit and government agencies. They act as the liaisons between companies and clients for contractual matters. Contracts managers can draft, evaluate and execute any type of contract that is negotiated between the business and client, such as short term, formal or annual contracts. They often work with the legal and/or finance department to monitor adherence and potential risks to the business or client.
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Contracts Manager Tasks
  • Draft, negotiate, and implement new contracts, amendments, renewals, and terminations.
  • Maintain current contracts by updating demographics, fee schedules, and any service changes.
  • Coordinate design of contract verbiage with other internal departments including Legal, Finance, and Product Development.
  • Act as the point of contact for both internal and external customers in regards to contractual issues.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Contracts Manager Salaries

National Average
$81,000

Skills That Affect Contracts Manager Salaries

Proposal Writing
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$81,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
58%
female alumni
 
Male
42%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 9%