Senior Contract Administrator Salary

Senior Contract Administrators in the United States with more than 10 years of experience in their profession represent just under three-fifths of Senior Contract Administrators. Salaries average out to around $75K per year and spread from $53K to $101K per year. Geographic location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and a fair number have vision insurance, as well. Work is enjoyable for Senior Contract Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction.

$56,327 - $97,459
$56K
$75K
$97K
MEDIAN: $74,816
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50%
90%

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$21.56 - $61.82
$22
$27
$62
MEDIAN: $27.13
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50%
90%

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$0$100K
Salary $56,327 - $97,459
Bonus $1,934 - $8,670
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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$53,071 - $100,990
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 188
Hourly Data $0$63
Hourly Rate $21.56 - $61.82
Overtime $31.52 - $63.06
Annual Data $0$100K
Bonus $1,934 - $8,670
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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$53,071 - $100,990
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

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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

  • Draft, edit and verify contracts and their amendments, updating associated schedules.
  • Research and document relevant laws, technical needs and other factors.
  • Negotiate and update contracts, their rates and their terms with vendors.
  • Interpret and explain contracts, their terms and their implications.
  • Document terms, data and status of projects in associated systems.

Common Career Paths for Senior Contract Administrator


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For Senior Contract Administrators, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Senior Contract Administrators earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Contracts Manager.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Contract Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Senior Contract Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Contract Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 51 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Contract Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 105 salaries. An experienced Senior Contract Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $78,000 based on 93 salaries. A Senior Contract Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 43 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $74,352

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Senior Contract Administrators that is 21 percent greater than the national average, Washington offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Senior Contract Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Denver (+14 percent), Houston (+11 percent), Chicago (+10 percent), and Irvine (+9 percent). Compared to the national average, Dallas Senior Contract Administrators have considerably lower salaries, 21 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Atlanta and San Diego are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 14 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Senior Contract Administrator

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Senior Contract Administrator Salaries

▲17%

▲5%

▼0%

National Average
$74,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Senior Contract Administrator Salaries

Financial Analysis
▲9%

Contractor Management
▲5%


Microsoft Excel
▼0%

National Average
$74,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
38%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 10%
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