Subcontracts Administrator Salary

For Subcontracts Administrators, yearly average wages total $66K annually. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $1K, overall incomes of Subcontracts Administrators spread between $47K and $101K depending on individual performance. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Subcontracts Administrators report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to most, and a large number earn vision coverage. Women Subcontracts Administrators who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$48,060 - $100,620
(Median)
$48K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,190
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$17.98 - $44.88
(Median)
$18
$32
$45
MEDIAN: $31.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,060 - $100,620  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,115  
Profit Sharing
$503 - $1,490  
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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$47,043 - $101,349  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 263
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.98 - $44.88  
   
Overtime
$31.97 - $58.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,115  
   
Profit Sharing
$503 - $1,490  
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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$47,043 - $101,349  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | 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.

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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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Subcontracts Administrators who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with Request For Proposal Creation, Contract Management, and Contract Negotiation can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Competency in Contract Management frequently indicates knowledge of Contract Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Subcontracts Administrator

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


For many Subcontracts Administrators, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $59K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $71K. Subcontracts Administrators see a median salary of $86K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $87K.

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Experience Affects Subcontracts Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 30%

Experienced
up arrow 29%


National Average
$67,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Subcontracts Administrator Salaries

Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
up arrow 6%

Contract Management
up arrow 1%

Contract Negotiation
0%

National Average
$67,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
54 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 84% employee benefits None: 6%
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