A Senior Contract Administrator earns an average salary of $73,253 per year. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Senior Contract Administrator Total Pay (?
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$54,106 - $95,219
(Median)
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95K
MEDIAN: $73,253
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Senior Contract Administrator Total Pay (?
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$18.33 - $45.62
(Median)
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29
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$54,106 - $95,219  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $5,500  
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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$53,765 - $96,755  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 172
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$18.33 - $45.62  
   
Overtime
$24.03 - $76.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$983 - $5,500  
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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$53,765 - $96,755  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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Job Description for Senior Contract Administrator
A senior contract administrator is responsible for ensuring that all contracts produced for clients - as well as agreements and negotiating summary plans - meet federal, state and company standards. These administrators are also in charge of identifying needed changes in these documents and ensuring they are included. Senior contract administrators often oversee a team of other contract administrators, reviewing their work, providing guidance, and providing disciplinary action as needed. Additionally, these senior personnel must keep up with all state and federal regulations related to the type of contracts that the company handles.
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Senior Contract Administrator Tasks
  • Interpret and explain contracts, their terms and their implications.
  • Document terms, data and status of projects in associated systems.
  • Negotiate and update contracts, their rates and their terms with vendors.
  • Draft, edit and verify contracts and their amendments, updating associated schedules.
  • Research and document relevant laws, technical needs and other factors.
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Contract Administrator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Washington
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Los Angeles
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National Average
$74,000
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Experience Affects Senior Contract Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$74,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Skills That Affect Senior Contract Administrator Salaries

Contractor Management
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Contract Management
0%
National Average
$74,000
Financial Analysis
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Gender
Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 3%
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