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Average Contract Negotiator Salary

$71,902
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,019
Bonus
$33,000
Commission
$3,844
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Contract Negotiator is $71,902.
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$52k
MEDIAN
$72k
90%
$115k
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$52k - $115k
Bonus
$1k - $18k
Profit Sharing
$770 - $25k
Commission
$16k - $43k
Total Pay
$50k - $123k
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What Do Contract Negotiators Do?

Job Satisfaction for Contract Negotiator

3.8 out of 5
(59)
Highly Satisfied
6Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Contract Negotiator are from the companies Lockheed Martin Corp, Centene Corporation and Aetna, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Cigna Corporation where the average pay is $86,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Raytheon Co. and Aetna, Inc., earning around $76,426 and $73,698, respectively. Centene Corporation pays the lowest at around $59,180. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and Lockheed Martin Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $60,000 and $65,390, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Contract Negotiators?

Skills in Contract Negotiation, Negotiation, Contract Management and Legal Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Analysis.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Contract Negotiators?

An entry-level Contract Negotiator with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $54,630 based on 24 salaries. An early career Contract Negotiator with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $66,203 based on 135 salaries. A mid-career Contract Negotiator with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,863 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Contract Negotiator with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,542 based on 78 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $107,990.
Employees with Contract Negotiator in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 39.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (24.9% more) and New York, New York (19.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (12.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 369 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.5%
Early Career
36.6%
Mid Career
23.6%
Experienced
21.1%
Late Career
12.2%