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Senior Contracts Administrator Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Senior Contracts Administrator is $80,895 per year.
Senior Contracts Administrator Salary (?
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$56,395 - $102,786
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $80,894
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Senior Contracts Administrator Salary (?
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$15.66 - $39.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,395 - $102,786  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,057  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,600  
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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$53,596 - $103,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 161
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.66 - $39.53  
   
Overtime
$33.57 - $51.93  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,057  
   
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,600  
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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$53,596 - $103,406  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

Houston
up arrow 21%
San Diego
up arrow 17%
National Average
$81,000
Dallas
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Seattle
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Experience Affects Senior Contracts Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
National Average
$81,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Senior Contracts Administrator Salaries

Contract Management
up arrow 4%
National Average
$81,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
40%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 6%