Senior Contracts Manager Salary

Compensation for Senior Contracts Managers in the United States is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($102K). Location and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn vision coverage. Women make up a slight majority of Senior Contracts Managers (56 percent) survey respondents.

$70,466 - $134,125
$70K
$100K
$130K
MEDIAN: $102,332
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$19.13 - $60.54
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$61
MEDIAN: $36.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$70,466 - $134,125  
   
Bonus
$2,517 - $20,724  
Profit Sharing
$2,150  
Total Pay (?
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$70,386 - $141,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 422
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$19.13 - $60.54  
   
Overtime
$74.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,517 - $20,724  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,150  
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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$70,386 - $141,644  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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

  • Manage, negotiate, oversee, and build relationships with vendors and subcontractors.
  • Intervene and resolve problems, delays, and evaluation concerns.
  • Create strategies to reach contract objectives and build network.
  • Write, review, administer, update, and report on contracts.

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Popular Skills for Senior Contracts Manager


Senior Contracts Managers usually report a few specific skills. Most notably, skills in Legal Compliance, Contract Management, Contract Negotiation, and Legal Document Review are correlated to pay that is above average. Legal Document Review, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay. Most people who know Contract Management also know Legal Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Contracts Manager

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


For Senior Contracts Managers, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $87K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $100K. Senior Contracts Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $110K. As Senior Contracts Managers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $122K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $106,882

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

Surpassing the national average by 20 percent, Senior Contracts Managers in Washington receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Contracts Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+15 percent), San Diego (+11 percent), Chicago (+11 percent), and San Jose (+9 percent). In Dallas, salaries are 18 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Phoenix and Seattle are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 15 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Senior Contracts Manager

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.
1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Senior Contracts Manager Salaries

▲14%

▲3%

National Average
$107,000

▼6%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Senior Contracts Manager Salaries


Contract Management
▼0%

Contract Negotiation
▼0%

National Average
$107,000

Legal Document Review
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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