Senior Contracts Manager Salary

Senior Contracts Managers in the United States can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $101K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation for Senior Contracts Managers runs from $70K to $147K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K and profit sharing that can reach almost $13K. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women Senior Contracts Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most Senior Contracts Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision coverage. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$69,083 - $138,592
(Median)
$69K
$100K
$140K
MEDIAN: $100,861
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$26.63 - $79.46
(Median)
$27
$52
$79
MEDIAN: $52.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$69,083 - $138,592  
   
Bonus
$1,989 - $19,925  
Profit Sharing
$986 - $12,723  
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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$69,982 - $146,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 614
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$28$56$84
Hourly Rate
$26.63 - $79.46  
   
Overtime
$73.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,989 - $19,925  
   
Profit Sharing
$986 - $12,723  
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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$69,982 - $146,684  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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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Popular Skills for Senior Contracts Manager


Senior Contracts Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Contract Negotiation, Contract Management, Legal Compliance, and Legal Document Review are correlated to pay that is above average. Legal Document Review and Legal Compliance as skills, however, tend to be associated with significantly smaller paychecks. Most people skilled in Contract Management are similarly competent in Legal Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Contracts Manager

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


Senior Contracts Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $82K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $99K. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience under their belts can expect their paychecks to flourish around the six-figure median of $111K. Senior Contracts Managers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $120K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $106,424

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Houston offers some of the highest pay in the country for Senior Contracts Managers, 16 percent above the national average. Senior Contracts Managers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+16 percent), Chicago (+12 percent), Boston (+9 percent), and Los Angeles (+9 percent). With compensation 15 percent below the national average, Phoenix is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Atlanta (14 percent lower) and Rockville (12 percent lower).

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Experience Affects Senior Contracts Manager Salaries



National Average
$106,000



Skills That Affect Senior Contracts Manager Salaries

Contract Negotiation
0%

National Average
$106,000

Contract Management
up arrow 1%

Legal Compliance
up arrow 3%

Legal Document Review
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 80 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
44%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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