Contracts Manager Salary

The average salary for a Contracts Manager is $79,020 per year. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Risk Management / Risk Control, Microsoft Office, and Negotiation.

$50,684 - $116,285
$51K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,020
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$14.79 - $55.73
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$56
MEDIAN: $24.97
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,684 - $116,285  
   
Bonus
$427.58 - $14,278  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,826  
Commission
$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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$49,679 - $120,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,482
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $55.73  
   
Overtime
$13.64 - $73.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$427.58 - $14,278  
   
Commission
$20,000  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $9,826  
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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$49,679 - $120,703  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 132

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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

  • 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.
  • Draft, negotiate, and implement new contracts, amendments, renewals, and terminations.
  • Maintain current contracts by updating demographics, fee schedules, and any service changes.

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Pay by Experience Level for Contracts Manager

Pay by Experience for a Contracts Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Contracts Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 614 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Contracts Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 620 salaries. An experienced Contracts Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $91,000 based on 560 salaries. A Contracts Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 238 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $79,893

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Contracts Manager Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Contracts Manager?

Contracts Manager in Middlebury:
Pros: Speaking with customers and reps; helping to train, coach and guide people both internally and externally; finding new business for the company.
Cons: Maintaining monotonous reporting, spreadsheets; making sense of the legal verbiage and trying to understand everything that needs to be done to accomplish one task regarding a specific contract.

Contracts Manager in Columbus:
"Contracts and grants are my life."
Pros: I am able to help at the administrative level to make sure each provider and the company are happy with their agreement and produce results.
Cons: Some individuals still do not understand what I do.

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Key Stats for Contracts Manager

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 220 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Contracts Manager Salaries

▲25%

▲14%

▲1%

National Average
$80,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Contracts Manager Salaries

Risk Management / Risk Control
▲25%

Microsoft Office
▲14%

▲12%



Proposal Writing
▲6%




Legal Document Review
▲1%

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼0%

National Average
$80,000



People Management
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 220 votes.

Gender

Female
61 %
Male
39 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 72%
no benefits
None: 11%