Subcontracts Administrator Salary

Subcontracts Administrators in the United States pull down an average of $68K annually. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geographic location, but years of experience and the particular employer are influential factors as well. Women make up a slight majority of Subcontracts Administrators (56 percent) survey respondents. Most have medical and dental plans, and a large number have vision insurance. Work is enjoyable for Subcontracts Administrators, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$49,657 - $99,037
(Median)
$50K
$68K
$99K
MEDIAN: $67,620
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$17.35 - $44.88
(Median)
$17
$31
$45
MEDIAN: $30
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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 (?
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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).
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$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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Subcontracts Administrators sometimes move into a Subcontract Administrator role, where the salary is similar.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Subcontracts Administrator


Northrop Grumman Corporation offers the lowest pay in the field, with a median salary of just $63K. The best-paid employees do manage to haul in approximately $114K, however.


Subcontracts Administrators who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Those who have experience with Request For Proposal Creation, Contract Negotiation, and Contract Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Contract Negotiation is a skill commonly found among those who know Contract Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Subcontracts Administrator

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


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. 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 $72K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $81K in this role. Subcontracts Administrators with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $84K.

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Experience Affects Subcontracts Administrator Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 20%


National Average
$68,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

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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