Senior Contracts Administrator Salary

The average salary for a Senior Contracts Administrator is $80,509 per year.

$60,479 - $107,486
$60K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,509
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$12.16 - $42.04
$12
$25
$42
MEDIAN: $25.31
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,479 - $107,486  
   
Bonus
$1,008 - $10,416  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$59,475 - $109,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$12.16 - $42.04  
   
Overtime
$39.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,008 - $10,416  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$59,475 - $109,522  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | 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

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Contracts Administrator

Pay by Experience for a Senior Contracts Administrator has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Contracts Administrator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 40 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Contracts Administrator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 95 salaries. An experienced Senior Contracts Administrator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 82 salaries. A Senior Contracts Administrator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $92,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,933

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Key Stats for Senior Contracts Administrator

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
21%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Senior Contracts Administrator Salaries

▲14%

▲6%

▼0%

National Average
$81,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Senior Contracts Administrator Salaries


Contract Management
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National Average
$81,000

Proposal Writing
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
69 %
Male
31 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 10%