Subcontracts Administrator Salary

Subcontracts Administrators in the United States can expect wages of $68K per year on average. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by tenure and the individual firm. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A large number report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and most collect vision insurance. Men are slightly outnumbered by their female counterparts who answered the questionnaire, who make up a slight majority at 56 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$49,657 - $99,037
(Median)
$50K
$68K
$99K
MEDIAN: $67,620
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50%
90%

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$17.35 - $44.88
(Median)
$17
$31
$45
MEDIAN: $30
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,657 - $99,037  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
Profit Sharing
$737  
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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$48,568 - $100,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 299
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.35 - $44.88  
   
Overtime
$42.46  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$737  
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).
)
$48,568 - $100,786  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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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As Subcontracts Administrators transition into upper-level roles like Subcontract Administrators, it's possible that they won't see a change in salary. Subcontract Administrators earn the same amount as Subcontracts Administrators on average.

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Bringing up the rear, Northrop Grumman Corporation's median pay of $63K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $114K.


Typical Subcontracts Administrators report a focused set of job skills. Those who have experience with Request For Proposal Creation, Contract Negotiation, and Contract Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Those with knowledge of Contract Management tend to be skilled in Contract Negotiation as well.

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 for the relatively untried average out to around $59K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $72K. Subcontracts Administrators see a median salary of $81K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $84K.

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Experience Affects Subcontracts Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Subcontracts Administrator Salaries

Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
up arrow 5%

Contract Negotiation
0%

National Average
$68,000

Contract Management
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
medical benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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