Average Contract Specialist Salary in Houston, Texas

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The average salary for a Contract Specialist in Houston, Texas is $64,018.
MEDIAN $64,018
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$40k - $99k
$215 - $15k
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$0 - $7k
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$38k - $104k

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Job Description for Contract Specialist

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.

Career Paths

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Contract Specialist
Contracts Manager
Contract Administrator
Contracting Officer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Contract Specialist

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

Pay by Experience Level for Contract Specialist

An early career Contract Specialist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $58,971 based on 38 salaries. A mid-career Contract Specialist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $78,107 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Contract Specialist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $71,300 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $80,000.
Employees with Contract Specialist in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 20.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (14.4% more) and New York, New York (3.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (19.5% less), Atlanta, Georgia (10.2% less) and Chicago, Illinois (5.3% less).

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