$86,069
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A Contract Specialist with Negotiation skills in Washington, District of Columbia earns an average salary of $85,889 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

$44,492 - $102,150
$44K
$86K
$100K
MEDIAN: $86,069
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50%
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Salary $44,492 - $102,150
Bonus $1,300
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$45,103 - $104,225
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

Job Description for Contract Specialist

Contract specialists create, examine, and monitor contractual agreements between their organizations and suppliers of materials or labor. They are generally expected to serve as tough negotiators who work to reach the best potential deal for the company, and they also monitor and administer these contracts. Soliciting bids to acquire a variety of required goods and services is a major part of this job, and they may also oversee contractors' performances to ensure that the provisions of the contract are met. Another central component of the job involves building connections with reliable vendors and maintaining a comprehensive list of potential contractors needed for any given situation.

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Contract Specialist Tasks

  • Prepare, review and evaluate contracts for compliance of legality and for profitability if applicable.
  • Edit or amend contracts and handles terms of contract breach.
  • Negotiate contract terms with clientele.

About Washington, District of Columbia

District of Columbia, District of Columbia
672,228
Male:
319,705 (47.6%)
Female:
352,523 (52.4%)
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of President George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District. Washington had an estimated...
Washington:
$75,628
District of Columbia:
$75,628
$1,417
Washington:
$551,300
District of Columbia:
$551,300
5.0%

Contract Specialist Job Listings

Key Stats for Contract Specialist

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
55%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Contract Specialist Salaries

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$86,000

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
55%
10-19 years
3%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 17%