Senior Contracts Manager Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Senior Contracts Manager is $101,783 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Senior Contracts Manager Total Pay (?
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$69,445 - $142,076
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MEDIAN: $101,783
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Senior Contracts Manager Total Pay (?
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$27.00 - $77.42
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MEDIAN: $57.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,445 - $142,076  
   
Bonus
$927 - $19,879  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $12,913  
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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$70,681 - $149,780  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 247
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$27.00 - $77.42  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$927 - $19,879  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $12,913  
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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$70,681 - $149,780  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 247
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Job Description for Senior Contracts Manager
A senior contract manager is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of a contract are completed on time and as promised. They typically serve the primary contact for clients within the company and all vendors, and they are responsible for handling employee issues, questions, and discipline as needed. A senior contract manager must be able to meet multiple deadlines and to juggle multiple projects simultaneously, and they must be able to coordinate between several teams and departments. The individual should also have experience quoting project proposals and accurately proposing and implementing a strict budget. The manager is also responsible for ordering and approving all materials necessary for the completion of all projects. They also oversee the maintenance of all equipment and other assets needed for the completion of any and all contracts.
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Senior Contracts Manager Tasks
  • Create strategies to reach contract objectives and build network.
  • Write, review, administer, update, and report on contracts.
  • Manage, negotiate, oversee, and build relationships with vendors and subcontractors.
  • Intervene and resolve problems, delays, and evaluation concerns.

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Contracts Manager
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Boston
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Washington
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Seattle
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Houston
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National Average
$108,000
Dallas
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New York
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Senior Contracts Manager Advice

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Senior Contracts Manager in Los Angeles:
"Negotiation 101."
Education in the use of the federal acquisition regulations. Advanced education in the far contracting clauses and the far termination clauses. Advanced education in TINA compliance.
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Experience Affects Senior Contracts Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$108,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Senior Contracts Manager Salaries

Contract Negotiation
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National Average
$108,000
Contract Management
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Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
33%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 9%
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