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Senior Contracts Manager Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Senior Contracts Manager is $101,180 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Senior Contracts Manager Salary (?
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$68,955 - $141,230
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MEDIAN: $101,179
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Senior Contracts Manager Salary (?
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$27.09 - $76.98
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MEDIAN: $55.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,955 - $141,230  
   
Bonus
$1,026 - $19,811  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $12,868  
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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$70,170 - $148,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 274
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$27.09 - $76.98  
   
Overtime
$40.00 - $77.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,026 - $19,811  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $12,868  
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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$70,170 - $148,671  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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

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Pay Difference By Location

Houston
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Boston
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Seattle
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Washington
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National Average
$107,000
Denver
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Austin
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Dallas
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New York
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Phoenix
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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
up arrow 9%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$107,000
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
$107,000
Contract Management
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Legal Compliance
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Legal Document Review
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 8%