Contract Negotiator Salary

On average, commissions constitute a fair portion (more than a third) of final income for Contract Negotiators. That final number averages out to $71K across the industry. Contract Negotiators will also find cushy salaries in Philadelphia (+13 percent), Tucson (+12 percent), Houston (+8 percent), and Dallas (+6 percent). The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$49,611 - $110,902
$50K
$70K
$110K
MEDIAN: $69,935
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50%
90%

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$16.11 - $59.60
$16
$21
$60
MEDIAN: $21.31
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$0$118K
Salary $49,611 - $110,902
Bonus $0.00 - $14,740
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $13,906
Commission $25,250
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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$47,055 - $118,330
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 199
Hourly Data $0$75
Hourly Rate $16.11 - $59.60
Overtime $75.00
Annual Data $0$118K
Bonus $0.00 - $14,740
Commission $25,250
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $13,906
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).
)
$47,055 - $118,330
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

Job Description for Contract Negotiator

Many companies, especially larger organizations with many specific functions, employ contract negotiators. Depending on their company and specific role, the negotiator may have a variety of duties. These professionals typically work with contracts in three categories. In some cases, the contracts help distribute goods or services that the company offers; in others, the contracts involve services or goods the company uses. Finally, the negotiator may work strictly with internal contracts within the organization.

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Contract Negotiator Tasks

  • Negotiate major contracts for various clients
  • Lead in negotiating purchasing contracts
  • Actively participate with the client in any contract negotiation
  • Advise the client throughout the negotiation process

Common Career Paths for Contract Negotiator


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Many Contract Negotiators advance into a slightly higher-paying Contracts Manager position. Average compensation for Contracts Managers is $78K.

Contract Negotiator Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Contract Negotiator


Heading up the field in terms of compensation, Raytheon Co. offers the most; Contract Negotiators earn $80K on average there.

Lockheed Martin Corp offers the least pay with a median salary of $65K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $76K.

Pay by Experience Level for Contract Negotiator

Pay by Experience for a Contract Negotiator has a positive trend. An entry-level Contract Negotiator with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $63,000 based on 98 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Contract Negotiator with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $73,000 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Contract Negotiator which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 56 salaries. A Contract Negotiator with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 14 salaries.

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Key Stats for Contract Negotiator

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Contract Negotiator Salaries

▲25%

▲24%

▲3%

National Average
$71,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Contract Negotiator Salaries

▲6%


National Average
$71,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 9%