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Subcontracts Administrator Salary (United States)

The average Subcontracts Administrator in the United States earns approximately $66K per year. In the world of Subcontracts Administrators, overall income ranges from $48K near the bottom to $99K at the top; this can include more than $5K from bonuses and more than $1K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Geographic location and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Women make up a slight majority of Subcontracts Administrators (54 percent) survey respondents. Almost all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a large number collect vision insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Subcontracts Administrators. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Subcontracts Administrator Salary (?
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$48,861 - $97,795
(Median)
49K
66K
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98K
MEDIAN: $66,295
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Subcontracts Administrator Salary (?
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$17.98 - $42.07
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MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,861 - $97,795  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,040  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $1,479  
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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$47,753 - $98,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 231
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.98 - $42.07  
   
Overtime
$28.71 - $44.46  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,040  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $1,479  
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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$47,753 - $98,685  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Job Description for Subcontracts Administrator

The role of a subcontractor administrator is to oversee, organize, and manage a company’s various contracts and associated subcontracts. They will look at various aspects related to contracts, such as reviewing and organizing subcontractors and deadlines.
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Subcontracts Administrator Tasks
  • Examine and evaluate the terms of new contracts and proposals for changes to contracts.
  • Ensure subcontractors are abiding by contract terms.
  • Manage a firm’s subcontracts, including the bidding process, negotiation and execution of contracts, and closeouts.
  • Develop strategies and policies for negotiating subcontracts.

Common Career Paths for Subcontracts Administrator

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Subcontracts Administrators may see a hefty downturn in earnings if they take top-notch roles like Contract Administrator. The average pay for a Contract Administrator is $51K.

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Popular Skills for Subcontracts Administrator

Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Subcontracts Administrators who took the survey. Those who have experience with Request For Proposal Creation, Contract Negotiation, and Contract Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Employees educated in Contract Management are typically practiced in Contract Negotiation, too.

Pay by Experience Level for Subcontracts Administrator

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Subcontracts Administrators, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $60K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $73K. Subcontracts Administrators who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $84K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

Pay Difference By Location

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National Average
$66,000
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For Subcontracts Administrators, busy Chantilly offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 30 percent above the national average. Subcontracts Administrators will also find cushy salaries in Reston (+12 percent) and Alexandria (+6 percent). San Diego is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent.

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Experience Affects Subcontracts Administrator Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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National Average
$66,000
Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Subcontracts Administrator Salaries

Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
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Contract Negotiation
0%
National Average
$66,000
Contract Management
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
54%
female alumni
 
Male
46%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 95%
vision benefits Vision: 87% employee benefits None: 3%