The average salary for a Senior Contracts Administrator is $79,250 per year.

$59,324 - $103,925
(Median)
$59K
$79K
$100K
MEDIAN: $79,249
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$12.26 - $41.89
(Median)
$12
$32
$42
MEDIAN: $32.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,324 - $103,925  
   
Bonus
$1,011 - $10,166  
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
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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$59,156 - $106,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 201
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.26 - $41.89  
   
Overtime
$45.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,011 - $10,166  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,200  
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).
)
$59,156 - $106,303  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Job Description for Senior Contracts Administrator

Senior contracts administrators are normally responsible for managing all of the contracts for their company. This also includes evaluating bids from contractors, as well as negotiating and awarding a contract to the winner. They also review any claims or issues that arise from the contracts, process and verify requests for payment, and release final payments. Senior contracts administrators are also required to close out contracts and finalize any outstanding issues. Additionally, these professionals may be in charge of supervising and mentoring other contract administrators.

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Senior Contracts 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 Contracts Administrator

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Experience Affects Senior Contracts Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$80,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Skills That Affect Senior Contracts Administrator Salaries

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 2%

Contract Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$80,000

Proposal Writing
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
38%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 80%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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