Subcontracts Administrator Salary

Subcontracts Administrators in the United States take home an average $66K annually. Total cash compensation to Subcontracts Administrators bottoms out near $48K and approaches $101K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $5K from bonuses and almost $1K from profit sharing. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Women Subcontracts Administrators who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and most get vision coverage. Job satisfaction for Subcontracts Administrators is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$48,623 - $100,863
(Median)
$49K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $66,249
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$18.11 - $43.68
(Median)
$18
$31
$44
MEDIAN: $30
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$48,623 - $100,863  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
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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$47,522 - $100,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 263
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.11 - $43.68  
   
Overtime
$31.42 - $52.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
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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$47,522 - $100,769  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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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Survey takers who work as 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. Experience with Contract Management is often linked with knowledge of Contract Negotiation.

Pay by Experience Level for Subcontracts Administrator

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


The average beginner in this position makes around $59K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $73K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $87K in this role. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $86K.

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Experience Affects Subcontracts Administrator Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Late-Career
up arrow 30%


National Average
$66,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Subcontracts Administrator Salaries

Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation
up arrow 7%

Contract Negotiation
up arrow 1%

Contract Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$66,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 84% employee benefits None: 5%