The average salary for a Senior Contracts Administrator is $80,803 per year.
Senior Contracts Administrator Total Pay (?
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$56,564 - $100,228
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$56,564 - $100,228  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,958  
Profit Sharing
$504 - $3,256  
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$53,459 - $100,720  
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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.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Contracts Administrator
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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$82,000
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Experience Affects Senior Contracts Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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$82,000
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Skills That Affect Senior Contracts Administrator Salaries

Contract Negotiation
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Contract Management
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National Average
$82,000
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Gender
Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni
Years of Experience
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
14%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 5%
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